Pet-friendly planet: Eco-aware accessories for dogs and cats

by Kira Garrett | November 25, 2013

We all need to do our part to be more eco-friendly, and dogs and cats are no exception! Of course, owners are the ones who make the decisions, but an increasing numbers of pet products on the market promise to be better to – and demand less from – the earth. So, when you’re out shopping for your pet, do what you can to pick out environmentally-safe supplies and accessories. As a bonus, most earth-friendly products are also pet-friendly!


·       Toys: It’s always good to provide your dog with an assortment of toys, both plush and made from other materials, such as rope or rubber. Opt for toys made from recycled or natural materials.

·       Beds: Giving your pup a cushy place to lay his head shouldn’t cost you your peace of mind. Today, it’s easier than ever before to find beds that incorporate material made from recycled products (like old water bottles) or renewable materials like bamboo.


·       Scratching stations: Kitties love to dig their claws into something – and you don’t want that something to be your furniture. Cardboard cat scratching stations are an eco-friendly way to let your cat have the satisfaction of a good scratch, without sacrificing more valuable home accessories. Or find an option made from recycled materials.

·       Toys and catnip: Toys made from natural and recyclable materials are often safer for your pet and better for the environment. To give your cat an extra-appealing treat, choose a toy that can you can stuff (and re-stuff) with catnip. To keep the eco-friendly theme going, choose Sojos 100% Organic Catnip; we make sure it’s hand-harvested and carefully dried so that cats get the fullest enjoyment out of it.

For both dogs and cats, grooming supplies also come in eco-friendly versions. Look for biodegradable shampoos and conditioners, as well as other products, like paw salves or ear cleaners.