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Organic Pet Supplies: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Pet Products

Updated on December 14, 2011

A Stylish Guide to Green, Organic, Natural Pet Products

Most of us are busy trying to shrink our environmental footprint, so it makes sense that we should try to keep our pet's paw prints light as well. Fortunately, there are more and more products becoming available to help us do just that. Nearly everything we need to keep our four-footed friends happy and healthy is now available in eco-friendly forms.

Americans are crazy about their pets. Statistics show that at least 63% of all US households include at least one pet. That breaks down to about 69 million homes. Since a significant portion of those households want environmentally responsible pet products, manufacturers are delivering them. Because the demand is so great, eco-friendly pet merchandise is becoming big business. In fact, it is expected one billion dollars will be spent in the United States on these products this year.

New products are being produced continuously, ranging from organic foods to environmentally friendly pet toilets. Here's a closer look at some of the ones Ilike.

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Eco-Friendly Pet Furniture

Pet beds have come a long way from old blankets you tossed in a box. Today's pets cannot only relax in comfort and style, but can snooze and help protect the planet at the same time. This bed, for instance, is covered in natural, sustainable hemp and filled with soft, cushy recycled plastic bottles.

Natural Pet Products - LUXURY WINE CRATE DOG AND CAT BEDS

Another good choice in pet beds - recycled wine cases lined with environmentally friendly cushions. These are great choices for cats or dogs.

Whiner and Diner unique, luxury dog beds and cat beds are stylish eco-friendly wine crate pet beds.They are outfitted with a thick and fluffy custom-made, washable pet pillow. Choose from faux-fur, earth- friendly hemp or our classic toile fabrics.

Whiner and Diner

Natural Pet Products - Recycled Wine Cases

Here's another use for recycled wine cases. They make great toy boxes for all your pet's playthings. Or you could use it as a container for other pet needs, like food, treats or grooming products.

"Our unique luxury wooden pet toy boxes are hand-crafted out of authentic wine crates from prestigious European, Californian and Chilean vineyards."

Whiner and Diner

Doggy Armoire - Green Pet Furniture

Need somewhere to store your dog's wardrobe and accessories? Here's a great doggie armoire built from reclaimed cedar stock. Your browser may not support display of this image.There's a drawer for tucking away leashes and collars and dog bone shaped knobs add to the canine charm of this piece.

The Doggy Armoire features a closet replete with hanger rod and accessories pegs behind two spruce paneled doors. Further accoutrements can be stored in the full width drawer beneath the closet space. Doors and drawer have custom 'dog bone' walnut handles. Cabinet is made with fullsize 3/4 inch cedar stock.

Doggy Armoire

Cat Scratchers - Natural Pet Products

Here's a piece that serves double duty. Your cat can sharpen his nails or take a cat nap here. This whale shaped cat scratcher is made from 30% recycled materials yet is 100% recyclable.

The Large Whale Cat Scratcher is sure to make a splash in your cat life. This scratcher is longer than the Small Whale Scratcher, and offers plenty of room to stretch and snooze.

Eco Friendly Cat Scratcher

Underground Geothermal Dog Houses - Natural Pet Products

Here's an idea that is truly innovative, though its concept came from Mother Nature herself. This dog house uses geothermal heating and cooling to keep your dog warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

This dog house is actually installed partially underground. The idea is that it will appeal to your dog's natural instinct to build secure dens while it takes advantages of the earth's natural insulation. According to the manufacturer, it will keep the dog house at comfortable temperature's regardless of the weather. It's made from 20% recyclable materials and has a lifetime warranty. There's even a built-in tie out so your furry friend won't try to go traveling on his own.

"The patent pending design of this unique " 21st Century Eco-Friendly " underground dog house takes advantage of the Earth's own natural temperature control system. The indestructable shell is partially buried to create not only a natural den habitat preferred by dogs, but is also then cooled in the Summer and heated in the Winter naturally."

Geo Thermal Dog Houser

Ziscs by Westpaw Design

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When it's play time with your pet, make sure you both have fun without causing harm to the environment. There's lots of eco-friendly toy choices today. If you have a dog who loves to play Frisbee, he'll like this next product. Ziscs are recyclable discs which are not only made from recycled materials, but are nearly indestructible as well. Even power chewers won't be able to shred this disc very quickly. It floats, too, for water loving canines.

Sweater Monkeys - Natural Pet Products

Here's a great fun toy made from recycled sweaters. The Sweater Monkey is the eco-friendly version of the traditional sock toy. Because they are made from old sweaters, each one is unique, but you can choose a color family you'd like the toy made in. These are each made by hand in the USA.

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SmartCat Tick-Tock Teaser - Natural Pet Products

Of course, we don't want to forget our feline friends. There's lots of toys you can choose for them that are kind to the environment as well. Your kitty will love this toy that will keep him entertained for hours. He'll not only get some exercise trying to catch the two moving targets swinging on a pendulum, he'll be required to use some strategy to win at this game.

SmartCat Tick-Tock Teaser

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      Winepine 5 years ago

      The wine crate dog beds and dog toy wine crates are very nice. The Smartcat looks like he may take that tick-tock right off!

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      danielhira99 5 years ago

      We all love our pets and keeping them safe and healthy is important to us all. Many animal product manufacturers are starting to realize the significance of producing more environmentally sound products and have begun to take on the challenge. Natural items can benefit cats and dogs in many different areas. What is really paramount is these items help our pets live longer and healthier lives.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      More and more people are starting to take the term "going green" and applying it to their daily lives. Hybrid cars are becoming more popular. Reusable grocery bags can be purchased just about anywhere and are becoming the norm. People are beginning to stay away from processed foods and turning to a more organic diet. Health food stores are starting to spread out all over the world. People are even turning towards more organic pet supplies.

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      notcathy 6 years ago

      Lot's of pet products here.. Love it for my pets..:) good luck to your lens..Keep safe!

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      Michelle1010 6 years ago

      For the best designed doghouse, check out www.DogLuvdoghouse.com. It will keep your pet cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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      Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

      Lots of cool pet products here!

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      JackieLanier 7 years ago

      I have a short hair chihuahua, named boston who is my pride and joy, I think that he would love some of those super Eco-friendly pet product's! Something I need to consider buying more of. I'm all about keeping my dog healthy, that's why his diet is made up of so many different types of homemade pet food. Anyway, you did a great job on your Squidoo page! Have a super doggie day!

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      Clairwil LM 8 years ago

      I love the crate bed for pets! Good stuff *****

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