If you’re a proud pet owner, it should go without saying that you love and care about animals. To let your pets and the other creatures thrive on this planet, it’s important that dog owners do their bit to protect the environment.

The bad news is, owning a pet significantly increases your carbon footprint. But don’t panic, we’re here to help! As we celebrate Earth Day and the breathtaking world we call home, follow our five simple steps to become a more eco-conscious dog owner and give back to the planet today! 

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How does owning a pet have an impact on the planet?

There’s nothing more exciting than adopting a pet and giving them their forever home! You’re not only offering unconditional love, shelter and food, but also a place in your family unit. But with an extra mouth to feed, owning a pet can increase your environmental footprint. 

As dogs are carnivores, pet owners get through a lot of meat which calls for more meat to be produced. This demand for meat-based pet food requires more land space, water and energy to be used, which leads to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions which harm the planet. 

The demand for new pet products can also harm the environment. With so many dog toys, accessories and other products available on the market, lots of plastics are used and many unwanted items end up in landfill

The good news is that you can do a lot to reduce your carbon footprint! Scroll down to get inspired by our top five eco-friendly pet owner hacks...

Fantail dog beds and accessories

1) Recycle food and snack containers

Whether you have a small puppy or a big senior dog, it’s no surprise that you get through a lot of dog food every week. As the treat packets get emptied and the dog food cans start to pile up, make an effort to recycle as much of it as you can! Metal cans can usually be recycled but don’t forget to clean and dry them before you pop them into the recycling. 

Another helpful tip to reduce your amount of dog-related waste, try purchasing bigger packs of dog biscuits and treats that come in larger containers. That way, you’ll have one big pack that will last longer and you’ll be throwing out less packaging over time. Plus, think of all the time and money you’ll save from having to top up your dog’s food and snack supply every week! 

Have you seen our tasty and nutritious range of Fantail dog snacks? They’re packed with high-quality meat and superfood ingredients. And the best part is, the packaging is recyclable


2) Shop from eco-conscious brands

When it’s time to treat your four-legged friend to a new accessory or bed, shop responsibly! It’s not always easy to choose where to shop with so many brands and products on the market. However, some pet product specialists are passionate about the planet and work hard to make their products more sustainable

At Fantail, we’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint and we’ve already made strides towards sustainability! Did you know that when you shop on our website you can help to make a difference to our planet? For every order placed, one tree will be planted on your behalf! Click here to find out more about our tree planting initiative and help us to plant some new trees today! 

But that’s not all, we're currently working on an exciting new collection that uses recycled materials and sustainable processes. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook channels and be the first to hear when it’s launched! 

Fantail Design premium memory foam dog bed

3) Clean up with eco-friendly dog waste bags

When it’s time to go on those daily walks, you’ve got the dog lead ready and their favourite toy to play fetch with. But what about the dog waste bags? Cleaning up after your pup is the part of the day that no owner looks forward to but it has to be done! 

Did you know that it takes 500 years or more for a plastic bag to decompose in landfill? And even then, the bag won’t break down completely but instead it photo-degrades and creates microplastics that absorb toxins and pollute the planet

As the world makes progress to cut back on plastic and reduce the use of plastic bags, it’s a good idea to opt for a sustainable alternative! You can purchase compostable dog waste bags online and in pet stores that dissolve naturally. By using these biodegradable bags, you help to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the landfill that is responsible for those harmful gases and chemicals! 

4) Choose quality over quantity

When you’re making an effort to shop responsibly and make more sustainable choices, it’s a great idea to opt for quality over quantity! By buying better quality products that are made to last, you won’t need to replace them often, if at all! 

That’s why at Fantail, we work hard to create durable dog beds and accessories using high-quality materials. When you treat your pup to one of our premium memory foam dog beds, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it will last you for the long-haul! And the best part is, if you want to try a new colour or give your pet’s bed a total refresh without buying a whole new bed, you can check out our selection of dog bed covers! 

All of our Fantail products are designed and manufactured locally in Europe, meaning that they don’t have to travel far to get to your home.


5) Keep your walks local

It’s time for a walk - your pup’s favourite time of the day! But before you get the car started, prioritise local walking routes instead. By using your car less, you will save time and money and reduce your environmental footprint

Wherever you live, take the time to explore your area and scope out some new walking routes! If you’re struggling to find inspiration, ask your neighbours and local friends who might know of some hidden gems in your area that you haven’t discovered yet. 

You'll create less pollution by using your car less, save money on fuel, and get to discover some new places with your loyal companion! That sounds like a big win for you, your pup and the planet! 

Fantail dog beds and accessories


Why not start today? It's Earth Day after all!

As it’s Earth Day, we can’t think of a better day to implement these simple but effective steps into your everyday routine! Do you have any other sustainable tips or tricks that could help the planet or reduce waste? We would love to hear them in the comments!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more dog tips and cute content!

 

If you’re a proud pet owner, it should go without saying that you love and care about animals. To let your pets and the other creatures thrive on this planet, it’s important that dog owners do their bit to protect the environment.

The bad news is, owning a pet significantly increases your carbon footprint. But don’t panic, we’re here to help! As we celebrate Earth Day and the breathtaking world we call home, follow our five simple steps to become a more eco-conscious dog owner and give back to the planet today! 

Fantail Earth Day dog

How does owning a pet have an impact on the planet?

There’s nothing more exciting than adopting a pet and giving them their forever home! You’re not only offering unconditional love, shelter and food, but also a place in your family unit. But with an extra mouth to feed, owning a pet can increase your environmental footprint. 

As dogs are carnivores, pet owners get through a lot of meat which calls for more meat to be produced. This demand for meat-based pet food requires more land space, water and energy to be used, which leads to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions which harm the planet. 

The demand for new pet products can also harm the environment. With so many dog toys, accessories and other products available on the market, lots of plastics are used and many unwanted items end up in landfill

The good news is that you can do a lot to reduce your carbon footprint! Scroll down to get inspired by our top five eco-friendly pet owner hacks...

Fantail dog beds and accessories

1) Recycle food and snack containers

Whether you have a small puppy or a big senior dog, it’s no surprise that you get through a lot of dog food every week. As the treat packets get emptied and the dog food cans start to pile up, make an effort to recycle as much of it as you can! Metal cans can usually be recycled but don’t forget to clean and dry them before you pop them into the recycling. 

Another helpful tip to reduce your amount of dog-related waste, try purchasing bigger packs of dog biscuits and treats that come in larger containers. That way, you’ll have one big pack that will last longer and you’ll be throwing out less packaging over time. Plus, think of all the time and money you’ll save from having to top up your dog’s food and snack supply every week! 

Have you seen our tasty and nutritious range of Fantail dog snacks? They’re packed with high-quality meat and superfood ingredients. And the best part is, the packaging is recyclable


2) Shop from eco-conscious brands

When it’s time to treat your four-legged friend to a new accessory or bed, shop responsibly! It’s not always easy to choose where to shop with so many brands and products on the market. However, some pet product specialists are passionate about the planet and work hard to make their products more sustainable

At Fantail, we’re committed to reducing our environmental footprint and we’ve already made strides towards sustainability! Did you know that when you shop on our website you can help to make a difference to our planet? For every order placed, one tree will be planted on your behalf! Click here to find out more about our tree planting initiative and help us to plant some new trees today! 

But that’s not all, we're currently working on an exciting new collection that uses recycled materials and sustainable processes. Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook channels and be the first to hear when it’s launched! 

Fantail Design premium memory foam dog bed

3) Clean up with eco-friendly dog waste bags

When it’s time to go on those daily walks, you’ve got the dog lead ready and their favourite toy to play fetch with. But what about the dog waste bags? Cleaning up after your pup is the part of the day that no owner looks forward to but it has to be done! 

Did you know that it takes 500 years or more for a plastic bag to decompose in landfill? And even then, the bag won’t break down completely but instead it photo-degrades and creates microplastics that absorb toxins and pollute the planet

As the world makes progress to cut back on plastic and reduce the use of plastic bags, it’s a good idea to opt for a sustainable alternative! You can purchase compostable dog waste bags online and in pet stores that dissolve naturally. By using these biodegradable bags, you help to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the landfill that is responsible for those harmful gases and chemicals! 

4) Choose quality over quantity

When you’re making an effort to shop responsibly and make more sustainable choices, it’s a great idea to opt for quality over quantity! By buying better quality products that are made to last, you won’t need to replace them often, if at all! 

That’s why at Fantail, we work hard to create durable dog beds and accessories using high-quality materials. When you treat your pup to one of our premium memory foam dog beds, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it will last you for the long-haul! And the best part is, if you want to try a new colour or give your pet’s bed a total refresh without buying a whole new bed, you can check out our selection of dog bed covers! 

All of our Fantail products are designed and manufactured locally in Europe, meaning that they don’t have to travel far to get to your home.


5) Keep your walks local

It’s time for a walk - your pup’s favourite time of the day! But before you get the car started, prioritise local walking routes instead. By using your car less, you will save time and money and reduce your environmental footprint

Wherever you live, take the time to explore your area and scope out some new walking routes! If you’re struggling to find inspiration, ask your neighbours and local friends who might know of some hidden gems in your area that you haven’t discovered yet. 

You'll create less pollution by using your car less, save money on fuel, and get to discover some new places with your loyal companion! That sounds like a big win for you, your pup and the planet! 

Fantail dog beds and accessories


Why not start today? It's Earth Day after all!

As it’s Earth Day, we can’t think of a better day to implement these simple but effective steps into your everyday routine! Do you have any other sustainable tips or tricks that could help the planet or reduce waste? We would love to hear them in the comments!

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more dog tips and cute content!

 

By Milly Osborne

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