Eco-Friendly Dog Care

Earth Day is coming up April 22nd! With so many environment issues cropping up, it’s important to take time to honor our beautiful planet, and raise awareness about ways to preserve it. There are also some things you can do to make Fido’s dog care regimen more eco-friendly. An Aurora, CO vet lists some of them below.


Are you ready to bring a new canine companion into your home? Get Fido from a shelter, rather than a breeder. You’ll save a life, save money, and be able to choose a pup that’s right for you. What more could you ask for?

Picking Products

Get into the habit of reading labels. Opt for products that use renewable resources. When possible, choose things that were made locally. This helps reduce shipping volume, which in turn helps reduce fuel usage and curb air pollution.

Cleaning Up

Did you know that dog feces are a major source of water contamination? Always bring waste baggies along when walking your pooch or taking him to parks. In some places, you can bury Fido’s waste, but you’ll need to check local ordinances first.

Buying In Bulk

In some cases, you may be able to cut down on packaging you use by purchasing things like kibble in bulk. Just pick the right volume: you don’t want it to go bad before you can use it.


When choosing things like cleaning sprays and detergents, opt for eco-friendly brands. There are now many great products available. Many of them cost about the same as traditional brands!


There are also ways to cut down on the resources you use on your canine pal. Opt for towels or microfiber cloths for cleaning, rather than paper towels. You can also make some of Fido’s things—particularly beds and toys—yourself. For instance, you can turn an old tee shirt or towel into a rope toy by cutting it into strips and then braiding the strips together.


Pet overpopulation continues to be a huge—and heartbreaking—problem. We know, puppies and kittens are cute, but it’s hard to justify letting pets breed freely when there are so many homeless animals out there already. Getting your furry buddy fixed will ensure that Fido doesn’t contribute to the issue by adding more unwanted litters.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Aurora, CO veterinary clinic, today!

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