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Eco-Friendly Pet Care

Earth Day is coming up April 22nd! Conserving resources is becoming a huge priority for many people. There are also some ways to make your pet’s care regimen more eco-friendly. Read on as a Murrieta, CA vet lists some ways you can ‘green’ your pet care routine.

Cleaning Products

Many household cleaning agents contain toxic chemicals. These are not only bad for the environment, they can also be dangerous to pets. Your furry pal could get sick just by walking through a recently-treated spot and then licking their paws! Opt for safer, environmentally friendly products. Or, go old school and start using Grandma’s classic go-to’s, like vinegar and baking soda. Last but not least, use washable cloths or rags to clean up after your pet.

Recycle

Is Fluffy ignoring that expensive cat tower you got her? Does Fido ignore his new bed and sleep on the couch instead? Donate unwanted items to local charities or shelters.

Reuse

You can make toys, beds, and even clothing for your furry pal out of your old things. For example, you can turn an old end table with doors into a litterbox holder or an enclosed pet bed. That ancient stepladder in your garage can be upcycled into a cute cat tower. Look online for specific ideas and instructions. You may be surprised at how many options there are!

Reduce

Buying in bulk can help reduce the amount of packaging you use. Also, get into the habit of keeping reusable shopping bags in your car at all times.

Shop Wisely

When shopping for your four-legged friend, choose products that use sustainable resources. You can also get biodegradable kitty litter and waste baggies. Finally, choose local products when you can.

Adopt

When it’s time for you to bring a new animal companion into your house, consider adopting from a shelter. Everyone deserves a second chance! Also, if you’re interested in buying an exotic animal, be sure to go through a reputable breeder or rescue. There are still far too many unethical salespeople offering animals taken from the wild!

Spay/Neuter

If you haven’t gotten your pet fixed yet, we strongly recommend doing this as soon as possible. Pet overpopulation is a huge problem, and one that ends up draining many resources.

Please reach out to us, your Murrieta, CA vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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