Hi guys! Y’know what today is? It’s Earth Day…a special day to honor this planet we call home.
The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 as a day to bring awareness to environmental and conservation issues. It’s now celebrated annually around the world by more than 20 billion people.
Today I thought I’d share a few easy ways to help keep our beautiful earth green when it comes to your pets.
Reuse and recycle. Most communities have recycling programs. Make sure you recycle those pet food cans. And you can recycle the bags that dry food comes in as well.
You know those plastic bags you get at the grocery store? Um…this is not how you should use them. While using cloth bags for groceries is always a better option, we all end up with some of those plastic grocery bags at some point. Reuse the ones you get for litter box waste or for doggy poop bags.
Here’s another good option for scooping the litter box. Use a bucket or other large container that has a lid and line it with a plastic bag. Put all the litter box waste in it. After a week, remove the plastic bag and put in with all your other trash. You’ll use way less plastic bags this way.
Use earth and pet friendly cleaning products. Here’s what the mom uses to clean most everything around our house. She fills an empty spray bottle with equal parts of white vinegar and water and adds a few drops of dishwashing soap. It’s easy to make and contains no harmful chemicals…and works well to clean most everything from tile floors to kitchen countertops…and even litter boxes!
Plant some flowers or even a tree. Planting helps to keep the earth green. And if you want to make your cat really happy, plant some catnip. You can cut off a few leaves at a time and give it to your cat as a special treat. There’s nothing like fresh nip!
Spay and neuter! Spaying and neutering helps to reduce the amount of unwanted animals. And in the case of feral cats, it helps to keep their population in check and reduces the stress on local wildlife.
Happy Earth Day! Are you celebrating? How are you keeping our earth green?