As pet lovers, when it comes to buying supplies for our four-legged friends, it’s important to spend our money on companies that promise to be effective in grooming or keeping them healthy. It’s also necessary to support brands that do their part and prioritize eco-friendly materials. Fortunately, there are brands out there making it possible to fulfill your aspirations for more sustainable dog products.
If you are a pet owner and care about the environment along with your pup's happiness, we have Ten Sustainable, Pet-Focused brands for you.
Eco-Friendly Dog Toys
Dogs tend to go through toys pretty quickly, leading to additional expense and waste. Purchasing sustainable dog toys that are made to last is a great eco-conscious alternative.
Honest Pet Products creates natural, and sustainable alternatives to traditional dog toys. Each product is made from regenerative hemp and ethically-sourced wool, ultimately reducing the impact the pet industry has on our planet. Hemp fabric also boasts extreme durability, is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, it is 100% biodegradable at the end of life. They are safe and durable dog toys, made to withstand multiple playtime sessions.
Beco Dog. All Beco products are designed in Great Britain. Sustainability is at the heart of everything they do. They are constantly seeking innovation and their motto is 'Love your dog, love our planet'.
Sustainable Poop Bags
Most poop bags are single-use plastics that take decades to decompose. If you want to shift to zero waste pet supplies, try one of these brands.
Beyond Green makes plastic-free and chemical-free dog waste bags that fully dissolve 3-6 months after disposal and when micro-organisms start eating away at the bags. The bags are completely leak-proof and therefore can hold dog poop from dogs of all sizes!
Bio Bag bags are made from a resin derived from plants, vegetable oils and compostable polymers. Therefore, they can be consumed by micro-organisms that live in our soils. Because of this, the bags can be readily composted along with organic waste at municipal composting facilities. This company has been certified as non-GMO and fully compostable.
Eco-Friendly Dog Beds
If you’re looking for companies that are not using synthetic materials or plastics, check out these brands making eco-friendly dog beds.
Essentia Kingdom has the seal of approval of both the Global Organic Textile Standards and the Global Organic Latex Standard, which means their dog beds are certified organic, toxin-free, vegan and natural. Beds are made entirely of a comforting mix of three unique shredded foams, including natural memory foam and natural latex foams. This provides maximum pressure relief, breathability and durability.
Molly Mutt sustainable dog products. Better for people, pups, and the planet Less waste, and more tail wagging. You can choose from their two sustainable inserts to create the perfect dog bed for your pup and your home!
Sustainable Dog Food
Luckily, many of the independently-owned brands operating today are as dedicated to minimizing their environmental impact as they are providing your pup with the best food possible. Dog food companies are creating their products using sources that are not only sustainably grown, but that will provide cats and dogs with the nutrients they need to be healthy.
V-DOG sustainable dog food contains a blend of high-protein foods like peas, lentils, oats, rice, flaxseeds and more. They are without the added fluff of wheat, soy, or other potential food allergens found in conventional meat-based dog foods. Vegan dog food is also bereft of hormones, offal, and other potential pathogens.
Halo Pets makes meat-based though sustainably-sourced dog and cat food. The company also offers vegan dog products that you’d be glad to feed your pet with. Halo Pets' vegan formula for dry and wet food is 100 percent plant-based. It also contains none of the allergy-inducing proteins that affect dogs with sensitive digestive systems.
These items help pet parents maintain control over their canine companions outdoors, preventing said fur babies from running off and pouncing on other people or their pets. Traditional leather-making methods cause significant environmental damage through their use of highly-polluting processes and carcinogenic chemicals.
Mountain Dog Products’ dog leashes are made with real UIAA certified dynamic rock-climbing rope, which is incredibly strong and durable. Their packaging also contains recycled materials. All Mountain Dog Leashes come with an unconditional lifetime warranty that even covers chewing.
Project Blu’s all dog leashes are strong and from high-quality sustainable materials. Their leashes are made by recycled leather, converting a wide range of polluting materials into eco-friendly products. They focus in minimizing the carbon footprint of their production processes, limiting environmental impact to the best of their abilities.