I am sure you read all the great Earth Day pet tips on Vetconm.com but we have a few more for you!
Here are MORE ways to be a green pet owner.
Much to many people’s surprise, you can compost pet feces. However, it does take a bit more attention than just putting it into your homemade backyard compost pile. To compost litter and feces you need to make sure that you have a composter that can properly breakdown pet feces. Here is some great information from the USDA on properly composting pet feces (it is a pdf). Nature Mill makes a good and quick compost bin you can use indoors and out. It composts in about 2 weeks.
This will seem like an obvious one for a lot of people. If you want to reduce waste buy in bulk. Not only will this save money but it can also save packaging. Some companies will sell you their product in bulk but will still individually wrap their packages. Try to avoid these ones and buy the ones that put their product in one big container. Cut down waste and save money.
A lot of us are getting use to bringing reusable bags to the grocery store. Make sure you bring them to the pet supply store as well. Bringing 1 reusable bag can save you 2-3 plastic bags. If you do use plastic bags, make sure to recycle them at your local grocery store.
Recycle your pets! (Adopt)
So pet adoption isn’t technically recycling, but it is pretty close. If you are in the market for a new pet, try looking at your local shelters. There is a life out there that you might be able to save through adoption.