Remember that its not just the health of you and your families that is at risk when you using non-organically produced foods. Your pets can and should eat better especially with the number of organically produced foods and cleaning supplies there are available in stores now. Did you know that every year more then 5 billion pounds of animal litter is sent to landfills? Don’t only do this for environmental reasons, we should also be doing to keep our animals safe. Here are a few tips you can follow to help keep your animals healthy.
Use Natural and Organic Pet Food
Pets should eat food of the same quality as you do. This means organic foods and produce that are not contaminated with toxic residues. There are many different brands of organic, holistic or natural pet foods available and use ingredient sources that are natural, without the addition of growth hormones or other chemicals. Check the labels to be sure that the foods are rich in natural nutrients and vitamins.
Organic Cleaning and Grooming Products
Don’t just think about the food. The products you use to help them stay clean and safe may cause their body harm. Make sure you use organic cleaning products that are safe for your pets and the environment as you never know when you will find your dog or cat licking something up off the counter. Many cleaning supplies and now use plant-based cleansers and bio enhanced cultures that can help to keep their coat shining. Products based on these cleansers are non-toxic (check labels to make sure) and can even be used for flea removal.
Organic Pet Accessories
When we buy toys for our kids, one of the first things we do is check the label to make sure that it does not contain lead or other harmful products. Do the same for your pets. Lead is even more harmful to pets then it is to humans. Its often best to get creative and create toys from goods that you had planned to throw out already. There are also collars and blankets made from organic cotton that contains no pesticides or herbicides that your pet will thank you for!