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Eco-Friendly Products for Your Pets

Eco-Friendly Products for Your Pets

  • by Rufus and Coco

In celebration of World Clean-up Day, we want to show how we, at Rufus & Coco, strive to stay true to our brand promise of good for you, good for your pet, good for the planet, by highlighting some of our best-selling, eco-friendly products that will help you and your pet reduce your carbon footprint.


Environment-Friendly Pet Products

Natural cat litters that don't litter

Artificial pet litters are among the biggest pollutants that cat owners have to deal with. But these days, there are several natural alternatives that come with the same features – low-dusting, capable of absorbing ammonia odours fast, flushable, and quick clumping among others.

The Wee Kitty Bamboo Odor Control Litter is a good example since its pellets are charcoal-infused and made of bamboo fibres. This gives the litter the ability to efficiently trap nasty smells in less than 5 minutes.

If you’re looking for an option that can be flushed down the toilet, our Do Good Cat Litter might be right up your alley. It’s lightweight and easy to use, it clumps quickly, and it also absorbs four times its weight in liquid.

Another type of natural litter is one that’s made from wheat and soy. This combination is somewhat rare, but it can be found in the Wee Kitty Eco Plant Flushable Litter. The concentrated clumping ensured by the formula, along with the fact that it is entirely biodegradable, makes this option a must for an eco-friendly cat lover.

While cats should have as little corn in their diets as possible as they are obligate carnivores, the same can’t be said for their cat litter. Corn is a perfect material for this type of product as it absorbs liquid fast. The Wee Kitty Natural Clumping Corn Litter is harmless to nature, making it a great earth-friendly choice. Even better, it’s extra absorbent, produces a very low amount of dust, and it also forms clumps quickly.


Cleaning up after a pet doesn’t have to be bad for the environment

Cleaning up after a cat is made somewhat easy if they learn to go potty in a litter box early. We’ve already given you the lowdown on our natural cat litter range if you’re interested in an eco-friendly lifestyle, but to make your task even easier, you may want to try our Elasticised Litter Tray Liners. Not only do they come with a revolutionary elasticised edge to keep the liner in place, but they are made from fully biodegradable plastic, greatly reducing its impact to the environment.


By the same token, if you have recently bought or adopted a puppy and you’re working towards house training them, you might be baffled as to how many pee pads you may have to use for the purpose. But did you know that reusable ones now exist and that they can do the job just as well as their disposable counterparts (or even better)? A good example of this is our Eco Pee Mat, a washable and reusable potty training must-have. What's even better is that its base is waterproof and doesn’t slip around your floors, so you can rest assured that your pup isn’t going to have an accident while ‘using the bathroom’ - even on a slippery surface.

The poo bags that you use for collecting your dog’s waste when you’re out and about should ideally be made of biodegradable material, too. For instance, our Do Good Poo Bags are made with corn starch, which means that not only are they great for the environment, but they can even be composted.

Caring for a senior dog or cat? If that’s the case, they might no longer be as capable in controlling when and where they poop or pee or grooming their bodies as they used to. But cleaning your pet’s most sensitive areas is made easy thanks to our Bamboo Bio WipesThese wipes are gentle and biodegradable, and they contain a very mild antibacterial, too.


Dogs can have fun naturally

One of the biggest pollutants when it comes to having pets are the toys that you get them. Not only can some of them present health risks for the animals themselves (if they swallow some parts, they might end up with a bad intestinal blockage), but they can also end up in the ocean or just leak potentially dangerous chemicals into the ground – if they aren’t recyclable or biodegradable. That’s why toys made from natural materials are always a better option.

If you have a teething dog, they might enjoy our Natural Rubber Bone Chew Toy or our Natural Rubber Knotted Bone Chew Toy. Both of these are safe, durable, as well as versatile. And even when they wear down or are up for a replacement, you do not have to worry about them negatively impacting the environment as they are made from plant-derived rubber.

Alternatively, if your dog is heavily food-oriented and you need to control the amount of snacks or kibble you’re giving them, our Natural Rubber Treat Ball Toy might come in handy. Made from natural rubber, this one is rugged and can store a variety of treats, giving your pup some extra motivation as they burn calories during playtime.


Final thoughts

Although choosing the eco-friendly route as a pet parent can be challenging, making such lifestyle switch is essential in ensuring that you and your pet are doing your part in saving the planet.

We hope that some of the products that we’ve showcased in this post will inspire you to choose pet care items that have less impact to the environment.

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