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5 Tips for a Greener Pyrmont Doggie

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For those of you Pyrmont residents who have a doggie that forms a special part of your family, it is important to think about how you can reduce the carbon footprint of your four-legged furry friend.

Here are some suggestions, some of which have been provided by our friends at Alternative Consumer:

  • Bag your doggie’s waste in biodegradable poop bags and dispose of it in your household waste bin, in designated bins found in dog-friendly parks or whenever possible flush it down your own toilet. Use newspaper or other biodegradable material, if you don’t have a green disposal container, to scoop-up the ’poop’.
  • Buy your furry friend organic food and treats or cook healthy home-made dishes for them (some veggies, rice and a little meat) from locally grown produce. A healthy pet may also save you costly vet bills at a later date.
  • Purchase eco-friendly products such as hemp collars and leads, which are not only biodegradable but also naturally hypo-allergenic. Pick a dog bed which is made from recycled products with organic cotton, organic wool or hemp and is hypo-allergenic. This is particularly good for dogs with more sensitive skin and can help with with skin rashes and allergies.
  • dog on dog bed 5 Tips for a Greener Pyrmont Doggie Coming into Summer it is important to think about how to control fleas, ticks and more regularly bathing. Use the least toxic flea and tick products and avoid hanging a toxic collar around your pet’s neck. Use natural flea and tick products, or consider creating your own flea spray from lemon juice and water. Use natural pet shampoos, which do not contain nasty chemicals such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfates (SLS), propylene glycol and parabens.
  • Before you buy a toy and other goodies for your furry mate, evaluate the “cradle to grave” impact of the product on the environment. Select toys made from organic, recycled or natural materials – and also think about the packaging.

And remember if you are looking to purchase a man’s best friend, consider places like the RSPCA before looking at other options. Not only can you give your friend a second chance in a new home – you could even say that you have a recycled doggie!!!

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