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Green Your Pet!

Creating a healthy and environmental home and lifestyle for your pet is an invaluable way to show your animal that you love and care for him or her.

Here are some ways that pet owners can help reduce their animal friends’ exposure to dangerous chemicals and potential disease:  

  1. Go organic and choose pet food that is free of BHA, BHT and ethoxyquin. Avoid feeding your pet any foods that contain artificial sweeteners, onions, chocolate, yeast, nuts, coffee, and spoiled items.
  2. Leave your shoes at the door.  By wearing our shoes indoors we expose our pets and children to petrol, pesticides, herbicides, lead, and other chemicals that we track into our homes from outside.
  3. By pulling weeds from your lawn with your own two hands and refraining from pesticide and herbicide use, you are preventing your pets (and children) from ingesting nasty chemicals that can cause nervous system problems as well as cancer.
  4. When selecting safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly kitty litter, look for plant based litters made from natural sources like wheat, wood, and newspaper. Not only does clay based litter come from strip mining, but when your cat, dog, and other furry friends ingest clay litter, they may suffer from depressed immunity, respiratory distress, irritable bowel and diarrhea, vomiting, and death.
  5. Make sure your pet’s toys are chemical free.  Many pet toys are also made from plastics that may contain unsafe chemicals.

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