Meet Pucci. She is an adorable pug, who at only 9 months old is already on her way to becoming totally "green." She already has an organic chew toy - a monkey we've named Charlie.
Her food, by Wellness, is filled with all-natural antioxidants and nutrients. And on the other end of the spectrum, her poop bags are 100% biodegradable!M
Pucci's latest way to go green is to help save energy around the house. We used to leave a door open for her to go in and out at night, because we don't have a doggie door yet. Recently, I bought bells for the French doors instead and now Pucci rings the bell when she wants out. Some might say she has her humans well trained!
There are lots of ways, big and small, to have your pet go green. The array of green pet products available now is amazing. There are eco-friendly toys, leashes, beds and treats for not only dogs, but cats and birds as well! You can even make your own pet food or treats if you have hours of free time on your hands. I think even a simple change - like switching to biodegradable poop bags - can have a big impact.
A few great sites that will help you get started on going green with your pets are below. There is even a whole blog site devoted to Raising a Green Dog! One great tip they offer is to convert an old suitcase into a dog bed!
Great Green Pets
Pucci wants you all to be her friend on Dogbook, so be sure to visit her online and tell how you and your pet are making the change to a green lifestyle!
Carole, A. - Los Angeles, CA