5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with your Pet

Today is Earth Day!

There is no better way (in my humble opinion) to celebrate the beauty of the Earth, than with the animals closest to us!

How can you celebrate Earth Day you ask?

1. Turn off the TV tonight, and take your dog for a nice long walk!

2. Use Earth Rated poop bags to clean up after your dog.

I have been using these bags myself for quite some time, and they are not only affordable, but they are also environmentally friendly. The bags you see below, which are the ones that I use, contain an additive that allows them to break down, unlike plastic bags. The Bay Area has made great strides toward reducing plastic consumption in recent years, and this is just another way to participate.

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with your Pet

www.earthrated.com

3. Purchase a pet bed made of renewable materials.

Have you heard of P.L.A.Y? P.L.A.Y stands for Pet Lifestyle and You. When I worked in San Francisco, I would walk past their office on Second Street every day, and one day I decided to learn a bit more about their products.

It turns out that they have a very strong green initiative. They have a line of pet beds that are made from PlanetFill polyfiber, which is made from plastic bottles. According to their website, there are 108 recycled bottles in one extra large bed.

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with your Pet

Photo courtesy of www.petplay.com

4. Make your own upcycled cat toy!

Martha Stewart has a how-to tutorial on how to repurpose old menswear clothing into cut cat toys!

Check out her tutorial here.

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with your Pet

Photo courtesy of www.marthastewart.com

5. Save Water! If your pet loves to drink running water, instead of running the water from the sink, buy a Pet Fountain

The Drinkwell from PetSafe is designed by veterinarians, and promotes healthy water consumption, on top of saving water!

drinkwell_fountain_anatomy

Photo courtesy of www.petsafe.ie

How are you celebrating Earth Day today?

Disclaimer: My Kid Has Paws is a P.L.A.Y. affiliate, and we may financially benefit from any purchases you make from these links. However, My Kid Has Paws only shares information we believe will our audience will enjoy. 

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  1. Reply
    Caren Gittleman
    April 22, 2014 at 7:43 am

    fabulous tips, shared!
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      Rachel
      April 22, 2014 at 7:57 am

      Why, thank you Caren! We try to be sustainable 🙂

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    Misaki
    April 22, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Some great ideas there, happy earth day!
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      Rachel
      April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Misaki! Happy Earth Day!!

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    M. K. Clinton
    April 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Great ideas for a Happy Earth Day!
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      Rachel
      April 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Happy Earth Day!!

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    Kyla
    April 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Does the Drinkwell require those awful batteries? Sounds like a good candidate for a little solar (or light) power.
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      Rachel
      April 23, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      That is a very good question Kyla, I will look into that!

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    kirbysdawgblog
    April 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Great tips! nI especially like the recycled cat toys!
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    Lee Ann
    April 23, 2014 at 7:10 am

    We use a spigot. 🙂

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      Rachel
      April 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Good idea Lee Ann!! Thank you for stopping by!!

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