Eco-Friendly Pet Care

Earth Day is just a few weeks away! While this isn’t exactly a pet-specific holiday, it’s definitely something that we can include our furry friends in. Want to reduce your pet’s carbon pawprint? Read on! A Dawsonville, GA vet lists some ways that you can do that in this article.


Fido and Fluffy need lots of toys, but they don’t all have to be store-bought. You can make your pooch rope toys by cutting a tee shirt or towel into thin strips, and then braiding those together. As for your feline pal, you can make her homemade catnip toys. Look online for more ideas.

Shop Wisely

When shopping, opt for brands that use sustainable resources. If possible, you may also want to buy in bulk. Of course, this depends on how fast you go through food. You don’t want Fido’s kibble to spoil before he gets to eat it!

Get Bamboozled

Bamboo is a rising star when it comes to sustainability. You can get all sorts of bamboo products for pets, including brushes, dish stands, pet toothbrushes, and even bones.

Reduce Chemicals

We love our four-legged friends, but they can make messy roommates. Opt for cleaning products that use natural products, and contain few or no harsh chemicals.

Keep Kitty In

As it turns out, our adorable feline friends are tiny, fluffy serial killers. Cats kill billions of small animals every year! Although you may not mind if Fluffy takes care of that mouse in the shed, this is actually a serious problem, particularly with birds, as so many birds are threatened or endangered. Plus, your kitty will be healthier and safer inside.


One of the best things you can do is fix your own furry buddy. We know, Fido and Fluffy would have super cute babies, but with so many unwanted pets out there already, it’s just not responsible to let them add to those numbers. If your pet hasn’t been fixed yet, schedule that appointment right away.

Pick Up

Did you know that dog waste is one of the biggest contaminants affecting our water supply? Be diligent, and pick up after your pooch. You may also want to consider switching to biodegradable waste baggies.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. As your Dawsonville, GA animal clinic, we’re here to help!

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