Earth Day takes place each year on April 22nd to raise awareness of environmental issues and remind us to take care of Mother Earth. As pet parents, there’s a lot we can do to help with our pet’s carbon paw print. Not sure how? Get started with these 5 tips to celebrate Earth Day with your pet!
1. Scoop the Poop
Dog and cat poop can pollute the environment, so please scoop the poop! Not only is it good for the environment, it’s the responsible thing to do as a pet owner. Nothing frustrates me more than seeing a pet owner not pick up after their pet! I keep a roll of biodegradable poop bags on Chuy’s leash, so I have no excuses when we’re out for a walk!
2. Spring Clean and Donate to a Shelter
Now is the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning around your home. Create a pile of items you can donate to your local animal shelter. They are always looking for old blankets, sheets, towels, etc. Call your local animal shelter and ask what items they need.
3. Create Recycled Pet Toys
Have some old shirts you want to get rid of? Recycle them to make a fun dog rope toy! Instead of throwing away plastic water bottles, use them to make this dog squeaky toy.
4. Make a Healthy Treat
Pets enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables just as much as we do! Not only is it healthy for them, it helps the planet. If you can, purchase fresh fruit and vegetables from your local farmers market to support your local economy. Try out our healthy green smoothie for dogs to get started!
5. Get Outdoors and Enjoy a Walk with your Dog!
The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to get outdoors with your dog and go for a walk! Head out to your favorite park and enjoy the day with your dog and Mother Nature!
Leave us a comment below and tell us how you are celebrating Earth Day with your pet!
Caren Gittleman says
Great tips!! Happy Earth Day!
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Sara @ BestPetReviews says
Good tips! I didn’t even think about donating old towels and blankets to animal shelters! Thanks!