Our pets have stood by us through the toughest times, and they adore us despite our ups and downs. This year for the holidays, there are more ways than ever to give back to your loyal, doting pets with gifts that are as good for the Earth as they are for your fur babies. Here is our gift guide for the latest eco-friendly gifts for your pets.
EcoKind Pet Treats is a family-run company that makes all-natural, eco-friendly dog chews and treats. With no additives, preservatives or chemicals added, EcoKind Pet Treats are a great option for rewarding your dog with a sensitive stomach. These treats are made in the U.S., Nepal and Brazil and meet strict FDA and USDA guidelines for safety and quality. They even come with a subscription discount and money-back guarantee.
Naked Essentials Ancient Grains dog food features chicken and turkey plus “grains that are super easy for dogs to digest but super hard for humans to say.” Like quinoa, sorghum and millet. This food also contains prebiotics and probiotics, which means your dog’s tummy will love it. Naked Essentials’ chickens are U.S. sourced, and the company adds in fruits and veggies instead of filler chemicals. If you have a sensitive pup, this is quality food.
The holidays can come with some pretty chilly weather. Why not spoil your pet with some extra layers of super-soft, eco-friendly clothing? Eco-Pup Clothes makes bamboo-cotton hoodies, hemp-linen bandanas and even harness strap covers to ease your pet into a comfy getup. “Your dog loves the earth,” the company says. “If not for the earth, where else would he bury his bones?”
Looking for another way to spoil your animal? Pet beds can get them through the winter with a cozy place for warm naps. Jax and Bones makes sustainable pet beds with filling made of recycled bottles and foam that won’t harm the ozone layer. The beds are all made by hand in Los Angeles to keep the shipping carbon footprint small, covers are machine washable, and the cushions can be replaced when they wear out without replacing the whole bed. The company’s up-cycled scraps from the pet bed manufacturing process are made into human accessories like masks or pet bags.
Harry Barker has been making eco-friendly pet products from shampoo to leashes since 1997. Its sustainable pet toys are the best. The Welcome Home Pet Bundle includes a Puppy Love blanket, rope leash, Skipper rope toy, I Love My Llama plush toy and Farmhouse Check Waste bag holder all packed into a rope toy basket. The llama plush squeaker toy is covered in cotton fluffy fabric and filled with eco-friendly recycled plastic fill. The Skipper rope toy is made entirely of recycled yarn. Even the leash is made from recycled bottles.
Bio Bag makes the most comprehensive line of biodegradable bags out there. Their pet bio bags might already be a familiar brand name to you. They’re made from plant resin starches, vegetable oil and compostable polymers instead of traditional plastics, so they break down along with your pet waste and don’t contribute to plastic pollution. Run a dog park or a busy household? Bio bags can be ordered in bulk.
Wagging Green is dedicated to forest conservation, dedicating 5% of profits from their Eco Dog line to protect the world’s forests. Wagging Green’s Eco Dog collars have a cute green and orange modern tree motif circling the eco-friendly bamboo fabric. You can also buy matching Eco Dog harnesses or leashes in various sizes.
Only Natural Pet sells From the Field hemp pet toys. This small, rope-style toy might work for cats who love toys as well, but they’re designed for dogs to throw around. From the Field hemp toys are 100% natural and biodegradable. They’re not designed as chew toys but should give your pet plenty of fun times and tug-of-war games this holiday season.
Cat caves are cozy pet hideaway beds with small openings at the top for shy or playful cats to poke their heads out to keep an eye on the world. They’re unique, and better yet, made entirely from wool. Cat caves can fit pets up to 23 pounds. They’re completely natural, organic and easy to hand wash and air dry. Cats will adore the scent of merino wool and cozy up to this one right away.
Garden-in-a-bag Catnip from Potting Shed Creations is a grow-your-own-herb setup for catnip. This little grow-in-a-bag kit comes with growing medium, OMRI wood chips for drainage, seeds and directions. If you order between October and December, the kit comes with a complimentary ribbon to dress it up as a gift. It’s the perfect gift for your cat or any cat-loving friends in your life!
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