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Tips that support Green Pet Care

SPAYING & NEUTERING reduces the estimated seven dogs & cats born every DAY for each person born in the United States four out of five of which will not stay in their original home for their natural lifetime but will end up at a shelter or will be abandoned to the streets, reduces the strain on natural resources and the estimated $2 billion cost each year to handle the millions of unwanted pets, reduces the release of hazardous chemicals into the ground and air when those millions of euthanized pets are cremated or buried, and eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian and testicular cancers as well as decreases the incidence of prostate disease in dogs and cats

PEDIATRIC SPAY & NEUTER is endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and the Humane Society of the United States, can be performed as early as six to eight weeks of age making the surgery significantly easier and quicker to perform, has been safely and successfully performed for over 20 years, and since spays and neuters are often charged by the weight of the pet the pediatric spay and neuter often costs less

PET ADOPTION cuts down on the large quantities of purebred animals bred simply for profit and misdeeds such as overbreeding, inbreeding, poor veterinary oversight, lousy food and living conditions, overcrowding, and the culling of unwanted animals

high quality pet food, instead of pet foods consisting of low-grade waste from other industries which can include dead, dying, diseased or disabled animals from the slaughterhouse or ingredients that are indigestible to most pets, but rather consisting of high quality, digestible ingredients as explained through the following sites Dog Food Analysis, Consumer Search: Cat Food, and Consumer Search: Dog Food since nutrition is a key determinant of health and disease resistance

reusable shopping bags, instead of the polyethylene-based grocery and shopping bags which according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency can take up to 1,000 years to degrade

100% biodegradable poop bags, instead of reusing grocery bags which stay filled with pet waste in landfills for hundreds of years compared to about two years in the biodegradable bags

100% biodegradable cat pan liners

biodegradable cat litter (example: World’s Best corn-based Cat Litter)

in-ground doggie waste disposal system

high percentage post-consumer recycled content printer paper; print on both sides of paper or use misprints as scratch paper

recycled or refurbished printer cartridges; don’t forget to recycle used cartridges or donate them to organizations that can raise funds through recycling

online documents, such as online bank statements, reduce the amount of paper used

online invoicing, e-mails, and e-newsletters also reduces paper usage

bulk products save on gas and money; they can also save in packaging materials

new technologies, such as cell phones which can be recharged using solar energy; imagine sitting at the café window for lunch and recharging your cell phone at the same time.

natural grain-free pet foods and treats, reducing the occurrences of allergic disease

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These are just a few ideas. You can get creative in your own
techniques to be greener and save time & money.

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