Eco-friendly Cat Care Tips

May 4th, 2013 BY Marina Hanes | 2 Comments

Do you have frisky felines taking over your home? Then you need to set some ground rules for your cats and balance your pet life with these eco-friendly tips.

  • Schedule your annual veterinarian examinations for your pets on the same day. Even when your pet’s health is fine, it’s best to have them checked out regularly so you catch conditions before they worsen. If you have multiple pets, this will prevent you from going to the vet more than once in a week. You can recruit a family, friend or neighbor to assist you with carrying the cat carriers.
  • Treat your pet with natural and homemade remedies. It’s wise to consult a veterinarian’s advice when treating more serious health conditions, but you can find safe recipes for cat toothpaste, cat treats and stress relievers. For example, instead of using prescription drugs to reduce your cat’s anxiety, try flower essences.
  • Choose a biodegradable cat litter. There are so many cat litter options, so you’re sure to find one that fits within your budget and is also made from sustainable materials such as corn fibers or pine. These litters can also be more pleasant for cats since they are better at odor control and absorption.
  • Refrain from showering your cat with toys. There are eco-friendly cat toys available so it’s okay to surprise your cat with a mouse every so often. However, find items around your house that they can enjoy. For instance, let them chase an old shoestring or crumple up the tin foil from your leftovers in a large ball.
  • Purchase nutritious food made from quality ingredients. If your cat prefers wet food, be diligent about recycling the cans. When it comes to treats, bake homemade ones for your furry friend.
  • Limit the accessories you buy for your felines. Don’t purchase a pet bed if your cat usually sleeps in your bed or other designated area.
  • Provide your cat with a flat of cat grass to prevent your feline from chewing up your indoor herb garden.

It’s beneficial to incorporate your pets into your green living routine, because it can save you money and reduce your pet’s exposure to unhealthy products.

  1. tofu
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    cats are for more bad for the environment then we think can someone tell me what the carbon footprint of a urban house cat on a tin of food a day is?

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