3 ways to reduce your dogs carbon paw print
If you are anything like us at Sydney Dog Walker you LOVE enjoying the outdoors and value our parks and environment. We take little steps every day to try and help our planet be more sustainable. Sometimes it feels like we are fighting a losing battle but every little bit helps!
We have shared below 3 ways we help reduce the carbon paw print for the dogs we take out walking and pet sit. We hope you find them useful and let us know if you can think of more ways to help us reduce our carbon paw prints!
Use plastic free poop bags
We all know that using plastic bags is not good for our planet. We all take steps to use reusable bags at the supermarket, but what about your doggy bags! There are biodegradable poop bags on the market but often they just break up as opposed to break down. We have found a fantastic brand called Compost-a-pak an Australian company that has created a plastic free poop bag! Yes totally plastic free! They also have a full range of bags for all your needs around the home as well as picking up your dogs mess. We can 100% vouch for this product, they’re strong, odourless, and come in a range of quantities. Check them out here https://compostapak.com.au/
Use chemical free grooming products
Our pets grooming products can contain lots of chemicals. We discovered Essential Dog a few years back is is 100% Australian Made and Owned and they are passionate about providing safer and natural alternatives for your dogs Shampoos, Conditioners, Deodorisers & Natural Skin Remedies. Their products are free from parabens, sulphates, mineral and castor oils, contain no artificial colours, flavours or synthetic fragrances. Find out more about their range at www.essentialdog.com.au
Use locally produced and designed product
By sourcing Australian made products you can help your pet reduce their carbon foot print. The amount of shipping used in products from overseas is huge. Check out your local makers of collars like Ruthless Leather , leads from Kumalong, or even our local treat makers Savour Life. All of these makers are also big rescue supporters so it is a win win!