4 Tips to Reduce Your Dog's Carbon Pawprint
Whilst our four-legged friends don’t drive petrol-guzzling cars or use energy-sucking appliances that doesn’t mean they don’t have a climate impact.
In fact, research shows that pets play a significant role in the climate crisis. Here are a few tips to help reduce your pup's carbon pawprint.
1. Reassess your dog’s diet
A dog's meat-heavy diet is the biggest contributor to their carbon pawprint. Farming meat for pet food requires an abundance of energy, land and water, and emits huge amounts of planet-warming gases. Switching your dog to nutritionally complete, planet-friendly insect-based foods is the best way to reduce their meat intake.
2. Choose recyclable
Make sure your dog's leash, toys, bowls and other products are recyclable, and where possible, choose second-hand products. Places like Facebook Marketplace have a wealth of pet products ready to go to a new home.
3. Don't buy wasteful accessories
Think twice about buying your dog more toys than they need and costumes for special events as these will likely end up as landfill.
4. Consider smaller breeds
Whilst we all love our big breeds, with bigger dogs come a bigger climate impact primarily because they need more food. Consider smaller breeds if you’re aiming to minimise your impact on the planet.
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