Every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States – 70,000! Many of them are born in terrible conditions and will never make a visit to a vet in their life. If you are in search of a new family friend, visit your local shelter and look into adoption. They usually have cats and dogs of all ages and even if you might be tempted to buy a little puppy or kitten, older cats and dogs are often calmer and already potty trained.
Also, spay or neuter your pet. Not only will the simple procedure keep the population in control, but spaying and neutering also helps pets live longer by protecting them from certain types of cancer.
If you want to know exactly what you feed your pet, you can cook the food yourself! Boiled rice is great for pets with upset stomachs, and baking homemade treats can be a fun activity for your kids to take part of.
Otherwise, opt for feeding your pet with natural and organic pet foods. They use meats that are raised in sustainable ways without added hormones and maximum processing. Make sure that the food bags are made of recycled materials, and recycle them again when they are empty. Our Sioux Falls garbage company offers the RecycleBank program.
For every pound of recycling collected, RecycleBank Points will be credited to the recycling route. Points that are accumulated throughout the route will then be distributed evenly to all registered participants that set their recycling cart out for pickup that day. The RecycleBank program is designed to give back and reward those customers that choose to recycle. The more material that your route recycles, the more points you and your route can earn!
Scoop it up!
Use biodegradable bags for your dog’s poop, since many plastic bags end up in nature or on landfills, where feces are preserved inside the bags forever. Cat owners should use eco-friendly litter, since the clumping clay sediments in ordinary kitty litter contain carcinogenic silica dust that can affect your cat’s respiratory system.
The clay is strip mined, which is harmful for the environment, and the sodium bentonite found in the clumping litter functions as a type of cement that can expand up to 15 times of its original size. It can clog up your cat’s insides if accidently ingested during their cleaning routine. You can actually compost the feces and use it as fertilizer for your garden. Just don’t use it in your vegetable garden, since pathogens of E.coli. could still be present.
Toys and Other Goods
Buy or make toys with recycled materials free from pesticides. You can even purchase pet beds made with recycled plastic! Grow your own, organic catnip for your cat, and make toys made of scrap yarn and fabric. By getting crafty and making toys yourself, the items won’t have been trucked thousands of miles before they get to the store. Use organic shampoos in recyclable containers to avoid chemical residues in the fur and down the drain.
Novak Sanitary Service is dedicated to create a cleaner environment, and are working hard to make recycling easier and more convenient for everyone in the Sioux Falls area – residents, businesses, and construction sites. We are committed to providing customers the best possible service and innovation; we strongly encourage participation in our recycling program. Contact us today at 605-338-7126 to learn more about our services.