Day 28. - Green Pet...Be Responsible!
With the growing number of pets in the US alone, cat and dog owners must take ownership responsibly to include minimizing your pets' environmental impact.
This applies whether or not you have a pet since you probably know someone who does.
As the pet ownership trend continues to rise each year with more than 150 million pets in the US, estimates are that over $1 Billion is spent for controlling fleas & ticks alone. The pet industry as a whole makes over $21 Billion each year.
Being sure to clean up your petís excrement is second only to ensuring that your pet has all the necessary shots to prevent them from being a health threat to other humans & animals. Each year America's 73 million dogs produce around 10 million tons of dog poop. Cat litter from America's 90 million cats results in around 2 millions tons of used cat litter being sent to landfills each year. That plastic bag creates more issues when the degradable excrement is sealed inside a non-degradable bag most of the time. Pet feces
left on lawns, parks and on streets runs off into storm drains & waterways and contaminates them.
Flea control for both indoors and outdoors DO NOT need chemical-based systems since more eco-friendly & effective alternatives exist.
1) Pick up after your pet
2) Use bio-degradable plastic bags to clean up after them.
3) Proper diet & exercise maintains a high level of health.
4) Non-toxic methods to control fleas & ticks.
5) Walk dogs around the block more often to limit driving to the dog park.