Earth Day Dogs: Fun eco-friendly shopping with a Heart

Earth Day Dogs: Fun eco-friendly shopping with a Heart

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Smart and stylish pet gear recycled from plastic water bottles that is vegan and cruelty-free? Yes, please!

Earth Day Dogs: Fun eco-friendly shopping with a Heart

A Pet with Paws takes eco-chic to the next level with this line of must-have pet carriers and adorable doggie backpacks. The look is leather in rich colors, but in reality it’s a recycled plastic fabric with a photo image printed on it that makes it look like leather, which will definitely get people’s attention in the very best way. The line started when fashion industry designer Ann Greenberg took her chic design sense and tapped into the eco-conscious shopper who wants to shop smart and green, but without sacrificing high style. Small dogs will love the mesh side, end, and top on the leather-look Madison carrier so they can see out easily but still feel secure. Plan a few extra minutes to stop for admirers!

Earth Day Dogs: Fun eco-friendly shopping with a Heart

Picking up dog waste is a must for green-conscious pet owners, but carrying the bag and your latte requires an extra hand we simply don’t have! Dress your dog in the adorable and functional Mandy backpack and your dog will carry her own waste bag dispenser, so you never forget a bag. Once you use the bag, just pop it into a special pouch on the backpack until you can dispose of it.

Big Bonus: all sales from this company benefit Trees for the Future, a nonprofit group that improves the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands.

Earth Day Dogs: Fun eco-friendly shopping with a Heart

Keeping a green lawn is not easy, especially when dog urine burns patches in an otherwise lush lawn, but chemical treatments add to the pollution in rivers and lakes – and they get into the water table, compromising water quality and the wildlife that depends on it. What’s a dog mother to do? Join the more than 1 million dog owners worldwide who depend on Dog Rocks to keep lawns green the natural way.

These earth-friendly rocks come from Australia. Place a few in the dog’s water bowl and the nitrates in the water are reduced, so the level of nitrogen in the dog’s urine is decreased safely. Nitrogen in small amounts is fine for the earth, but when levels get higher, grass burns.

After two months, replace the rocks for best results. Want to recycle your Dog Rocks in creative ways for even more eco-love? Instead of purchasing decorative rocks to place around flower beds or plants, use these richly dark-colored rocks instead. Or, group them together in fish tanks where they will help filter the water and create attractive hiding places for smaller fish.

Earth Day Dogs: Fun eco-friendly shopping with a Heart

Our dogs help relieve our everyday stress as soon as we put our hands in their fur and look at their loving faces. But what about their stress?  Separation anxiety, thunderstorms, construction noise and all the things that come with living in human environments take a toll, and as dogs age, many of these stress triggers can actually get worse. There is a natural, drug-free option that helps bring stress levels way down and lets pets relax. Pet Remedy has an award-winning  line of calming sprays that contain essential oils known to relieve stress, such as Valerian, Vetiver and Spanish sage, which are safe for bedding, crates, or even on your dog’s coat. Plug-in diffusers evenly distribute the calming scent into the environment, which helps your dog feel secure and safe.

In a 2014 study in Great Britain, 66 dogs with behavioral issues underwent a behavior modification program, receiving either Pet Remedy treatment or a placebo by random assignment.  All dogs demonstrated a general improvement in behavior and decrease in excitement levels across the three months was observed, but a greater improvement was seen in dogs on Pet Remedy compared with placebo after one, two, and three months of follow-up for both behavior scores and excitement levels. Combining these treatments with changes in your dog’s environment and behavior modification can improve the quality of life for a stressed pet.