You all know by now just how much we love our four legged friends here at Little Soap Company, and regular readers will also know how passionate we are about helping to reduce our carbon footprint and leave a positive impact on our planet. With that in mind, this week we’ve decided to combine the two and we’re brining you our top three little eco-friendly must-haves for your dog. Seriously, we’re so excited about these absolute gems! Enjoy.
Eco-friendly dog toys
What is life without fun, laughter and play? We all need to let our hair down and smile more and sometimes there is genuinely nothing better thane engaging in a good old play session with the pooch! Dog toys are essential for encouraging a good bond, communication and behaviour skills, and for letting off steam now and then too. But what kind of toys you buy really does matter! There’s enough rubbish languishing on landfill right now, and the last thing we want to do is to add to it. Here at Little Soap Company we have quite a strict criteria for our dog toys: they must be durable, they must be eco-friendly and they must be fun!
Don’t scrimp on toys. You get what you pay for and if you’re opting for the cheaper versions then they’re not going to last long enough. Consider whether your dog is a chewer or whether a squeaker is going to give more delight. But also consider the toy’s impact on the environment too. We LOVE the selection of eco-friendly toys a Barks & Bunnies- they have a really great range of different brands to suit different needs and we’re pretty sure you’ll find something to suit all doggy tastes! Our top pick? We love the Orbee Tuff Glow for Good.
What you doing eats from is an important issue. Yes, it needs to look lovely on your kitchen floor (or is that just us?!) but more than that it needs to be useful and practical. Oh, and eco-friendly. No wonder it can be a minefield when it comes to choosing the right bowl for your dog!
We love the range at Beco Pets and we think you will too. Their pet bowls are made from bamboo and come in a range of colours to suit your style, if that’s your thing. They also come in a range of sizes, from XXS to L, plus they’re dishwasher safe too. Beco Pets says each Beco bowls is:
made from natural BPA free bamboo, the Beco bowl is dishwasher safe, strong and durable. It will last for years in the home before breaking down once it is disposed of.
We also love their range of toys too, but our top pick for summer has to be the fantastic travel Beco bowl– made from BPA free silicone, this bowl is also durable, sustainable and reusable- plus it collapses down for ease of transportation.
Not intending to lower the tone here, but one of the most important tasks of being a responsible dog owner is disposing of their poop safely- so we had to include this in our top three! Earth Rated are our go-to when it comes to scooping the poop, and we’d love to share this super brand with you too.
You can buy the Earth Rated poop bags from Ethical Pets- choose your scent (lavender, if you wish!), and grab a dispenser too while you’re at it. All Earth Rated products are eco-friendly and the brand says:
Love the environment as much as your dog by using degradable poo bags. A simple, eco-friendly way to clear up your doggies poo! Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags are made with an EPI additive which helps them to break down.
So these are our top three picks, but we’d love to know what you think. Any gems to add? Let us know in the comments.