How to be Eco-friendly and use Sustainable Dog products
As pet lovers, when it comes to buying supplies for our four-legged friends, it’s not only 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 10 sustainable, pet-focused brands for you.
Dogs tend to go through toys pretty quickly, leading to additional expenses 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, and is 100% biodegradable at the end of life. They are non-toxic dog toys, durable and safe pet toys, made to withstand multiple playtime sessions.
Eco-Friendly Poop Bags
Bio Bag bags are made from a resin derived from plants, vegetable oils and compostable polymers and 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.
Sustainable 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 for maximum pressure relief, breathability and durability.
Harry Barker reworks upcycled and recycled materials into stylish, comfortable dog beds that are built to last. Their products are made with earth-friendly fabrics and azo-free dyes, eco-fleece and “green” bed inserts made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastics, as well as all-natural ingredients for treats and biodegradable shampoos
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 products contain a blend of high-protein foods like peas, lentils, oats, rice, flaxseeds and more, 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 and contains none of the allergy-inducing proteins that affect dogs with sensitive digestive systems.
Eco-Friendly Dog Leashes
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 of recycled leather, converting a wide range of polluting materials into eco-friendly dog products. They focus on minimizing the carbon footprint of their production processes, limiting environmental impact to the best of their abilities.