From compostable doggie bags to shampoo bars for dogs and cats, waste-free living has officially entered the pet market. Natural cat litter can be found packaged in paper and cardboard, while plenty of toys feature natural fibers and woods instead of plastic pieces that can be harmful if swallowed.
Metal feeding bowls and troughs will offer a much longer shelf life than plastic counterparts and will not degrade with proper upkeep. Gently used pet carriers can be found at yard sales or online marketplaces, and you’ll save some money in the process.
When it comes time for treats, recipes you can make at home are surprisingly simple and come without all that extra packaging.