Quick Tips / Chew On This: Sustainable Pet Toys

kongWe love and treat our pets like family, so why not choose a greener lifestyle for them as well? Instead of picking up toys you know your pet will shred within a few days, opt for products made  from stronger, more durable materials such as hemp. When picking out fun toys play toys for  your pooch, choose toys made from nontoxic substances, such as Zogoflex, a tough rubber-like material designed to be recycled. We also love KONG Extreme Dog Toy products, especially ones that can be filled with peanut butter or other treats to help keep dogs happily occupied on their own.

The Kong chew toy, made from non-toxic rubber, is one of the most popular dog toys on the market.

You can also provide your pet with a greener lifestyle in regard to its bedding. Avoid purchasing a new pet bed in the first place-they’re usually pricey anyhow, and tend to be made with cheap, low grade fabric and fillers that easily fall apart over a short amount of time. Instead make your own pet bedding by giving new life to some household materials you probably already have on hand. Making a re-purposed pet bed can be done in little time, and only requires minimal sewing skills. To create the outer case of the bed simply find  two old bath towels, lay one over the other, and after aligning them sew the towels together, leaving about a six inch hole for stuffing. Turn the case inside out so that the stitching is on the inside, and stuff with whatever soft materials you have available, such as old pillows, socks, or blankets. Presto, you now have a fabulous re-purposed pet bed!

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