5 Eco-Friendly Products & Services For Your Family Dog

You may think of your pet as your child and want the best for them. There are many companies out there that provide products and services for pets these days, but which ones are the best? Here is a list of great companies that provide superior products and/or services that are also very eco-friendly in their practices.


Pet Treats & Food

Chippin

Chippin is a small woman owed business that sells

high quality dog treats and food. Their recipes are crafted with guidance from veterinarians to ensure they are healthy and delicious for your pets. We got the treat variety packs for my dog and so far he has loved every single one of the treats. I think his favorite flavor though is the "smokehouse BBQ." All of the treats and food are made with natural ingredients and the protein sources are silver carp, cricket powder, and spirulina, so even those dogs with allergies and sensitive stomachs may be able to enjoy them!


What makes them eco-friendly?

  • Low carbon footprint - because of the ingredients used, they use 80%+ less resources

  • Eco-friendly packaging is made from 29% post consumer recycled materials

  • Carbon neutral shipping for all orders through their website

Pet Transportation Service


Dog Hop

If you're going on a long distance vacation across the United States, or moving to a new state, you might want to consider hiring a pet transportation service such as Dog Hop. If you want to take some of the stress out of moving, hiring a pet transportation service is a great idea. Dog Hop transports dogs individually so all of the attention will be on your pet(s) across the states. Watch their video to learn more about Dog Hop works.


What makes them eco-friendly?

  • 100% Battery Electric Fleet Vehicle: The Tesla Model Y

  • Carbon Neutral: No toxic exhaust, no loud engine noise. Just smooth, silent transport. A typical charging stop lasts about 20 minutes, giving both driver and pups the perfect amount of time to stretch and recharge their own batteries.

  • Dog Mode: Due to its all-electric nature, Tesla vehicles can run the HVAC system at all times, and have a “Dog Mode” specifically designed to keep the cabin temperature at a constant for your furry friends when you briefly step away.

  • Sentry Mode: When parked, the external cameras act as a security system and record video when they sense motion near the vehicle. The cameras also record dashcam footage while driving. Your dog is safe whether in motion or not.

  • 1% For the Planet: As a proud member of 1% For The Planet, Dog Hop gives 1% of their annual sales to nonprofit organizations focused on protecting the wild places we cherish and creating positive change for a healthier planet.

  • One Tree Planted: Dog Hop partners with One Tree Planted to help reforest the earth and combat the negative effects of climate change. Dog Hop plants 10 trees for every trip, and matches up to an additional 20 trees donated by each of its customers.

Biodegradable Poop Bags


Doggy Do Good

Doggy Do Good makes biodegradable poop bags and grooming wipes. We all use poop bags to pick up after our pets whether at our hour or when we take our dogs for a walk in the park. That can lead to a lot of unnecessary plastic use that just ends up getting thrown out immediately. If you use a lot of these bags, try using bags that are better for the environment at least and will eventually break down easier.


What makes them eco-friendly?

  • Member of 1% for the Planet, a group of organizations that pledge a minimum of 1% of annual sales to environmental causes. They also donate an additional portion of our proceeds to Rescues & Animal Welfare Organizations.

  • Made out of compostable material- the bags can be composted and break down into soil along with pet waste which can be used to fertilize grass and flowers (but not fruits and vegetables)

Pet Toy Subscription


Pure Earth Pets

Pure Earth Pets is a monthly pet subscription box that is filled with 5-6 sustainable toys and natural treats for your family dog. This company strives to connect you with environmentally friendly products that you and your dog will both love. If you like one of the products you sample in a monthly box they have a re"tail" shop on their site where you can purchase the product again.


What makes them eco-friendly?

  • Fully biodegradable boxes- the boxes are biodegradable and the ink used for printing is soy ink to reduce waste

  • Eco-friendly Toys- the toys provided in the subscription boxes are all eco-friendly

Pet Food Subscription Service


The Farmer's Dog

The Farmer's Dog is a fresh pet food subscription service that delivers high quality human grade food, for your dog. This is definitely a premium service that is not meant for everyone, but if your dog needs help with weight control, has allergies or is just an overall picky eater, you might consider this. The meals are pre-portioned and don't need to be cooked, so all you need to do is take a pouch out of the fridge and put it in your dogs bowl.


What makes them eco-friendly?

  • Eco-friendly packaging- the boxes and insulation that your dogs meals are packed in are both biodegradable. According to their website it can be composted, recycling, or even run under water in your sink and it will dissolve down the drain

Conclusion


As you can see there are many companies that keep the environment in mind while also thinking of the well-being of your pets. If that is something that is important to you, then check these out for your next purchase for your dogs.


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