You all know that I love and prefer all-natural products for me and my family, including my fur babies. Abbie and Gunner are no stranger to natural medicine, eco-friendly products, sustainable food, vegan and cruelty-free toys, and the list goes on! Sometimes it can be overwhelming with all of the choices you have in front of you to be better at living an all-natural lifestyle. But here are three easy ways you can make healthy changes for you and your dog!
Natural and eco-friendly products are all the rage these days. With people caring more deeply about the foods and products they use, along with becoming more aware of the impact that their actions have on the environment, it’s no wonder that a tidal wave of natural living is taking over.
When it comes to your furry friends, they can be included in these lifestyle changes, as well. No need in them using the old toxic goods of yesteryear when there are so many products available nowadays to use.
Below are some of the top ways that you can help your pet live more consciously along with you:
Biodegradable Doggie Bags
Can you imagine all of the plastic piling up in the landfills when you use regular plastic doggie poo bags? It’s a massive amount. Pick up after your pet with ease of mind when you use biodegradable doggie bags. You can get them made of eco-friendly materials like vegetable glycerin and corn starch, and they can then break down naturally and without all of the toxins.
Be aware, however, when shopping for these bags that some brands look like they would be earth-friendly with their green packaging and use of certain words, but actually are not. Read the labels carefully before you buy, and look for “biodegradable” or “compostable” on the packaging.
Fresh Dog Food
There’s no reason that your healthy, natural eating habits don’t have to carry over into your dog’s bowl. According to TheFarmersDog.com, “switching your dog to a fresh food diet helps maintain a healthy body weight, which has been linked to a 20% longer lifespan.” Fresh food for dogs is on the rise, and its popularity has dramatically increased in recent years.
By reading such sites as Freshpet Reviews, you can learn more about all the benefits of a healthy diet for your dog. It really does make a massive difference in everything from how shiny their coat is to their behavior to their quality of life as they get older.
Natural Flea and Tick Remedies
Keeping the fleas and ticks off of your dog is vital. It’s too bad that the common preventions sold in stores may not be the healthiest of choices. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, “many over-the-counter insect control products for pets, even when used as instructed, can cause serious health consequences to pets and humans. Many of these products include organophosphate (OP) compounds, which have been used for insect control for decades and are known to have toxic effects.”
Natural flea and tick preventions have boomed over the years with people longing for fewer chemicals in their lives. Just like with the regular brands, you can get the natural treatments in a variety of methods: sprays, collars, shampoos, and chewies.
Taking care of your pet in the most natural of ways is number one for many pet owners in this day and age. With people looking to move away from toxic chemicals and products that harm the planet, it’s reassuring to know that natural products are on the rise and increasing in popularity more and more. It may cost more at times, but as with many things in life, paying a little more may just be worth it.