Tips for eco-friendly dog keeping

Tips for eco-friendly dog keeping

Our environmental impact is getting more and more important. As a brand, we’re trying to be as eco-friendly as possible by working in CO2-neutral buildings and developing long-lasting vegan products. Are you curious to see what you can do as a dog owner? Keep on reading 😄

  1. Go for eco-friendly materials
    Materials matter! Therefore try to keep an eye on what materials you are buying for your dog. For example, for a dog bowl, you could go for a bamboo option like our terrazzo bowl. Bamboo is very environmentally friendly to grow. The plant – yes, it’s not a tree- is the fastest-growing on earth and needs a lot less water. Bamboo also releases about 35% more oxygen compared to other trees. The material is also advantageous as a bowl as it is anti-bacterial and can be washed in a dishwasher.
    In terms of dog toys, cotton is a very popular material. But did you know that a lot of chemicals are used in harvesting cotton? Therefore, shop for cotton with a GOTS label. This cotton is organic and eco-friendly as well as fair trade, so win-win!
  2. Shop responsibly
    Online shopping is very convenient. But shipping the products also creates CO2 emissions. To keep the emission as low as possible, try to order one right size right away to avoid returns. If you’re not sure about the size of a product, it’s better to ask for help than to order two sizes and send one back later. It’s all in the small things.
  3. Repurpose products
    If you notice a dog product is just catching some dust instead of using it, don’t throw it away. You could still sell the product on a secondhand site and use the money to buy new dog stuff, or treats for example. All our products are easy to clean, so if it’s a Kentucky product, they will look as good as new. If you don’t feel like going through the whole selling process, why not donate it to a local shelter. Then you can help the dogs in the neighborhood, and you have more storage space.
  4. Find new places in the neighborhood
    Adventures don’t have to be far. Instead of taking the car to a forest or park, discover your neighborhood on foot. You’ll never know what you can find, or maybe you’ll even meet a new friend for your dog all in a short distance from your house.
  5. Clean up after your dog
    Scoop your dog’s poop. Did you know that dog poop is acidic? Therefore, dog poop can’t be used as a fertilizer and even damages the grass. Dog poop also contains a lot of bacteria and diseases, and if you leave it in the grass, the bacteria will pollute the soil. Or even worse, when it rains, and the poop gets carried away, it could contaminate the water. So don’t forget to bring your (biodegradable) poop bags on your next walk.

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