Friday, April 18, 2008

Green Pets

Insead of picking up dog poop with a plastic grocery bag, try BioBags, made from cornstarch. They work just like plastic bags, but they are biodegradable, just like the poop.

For cat people, I can't recommend Feline Pine Clumping Litter strongly enough. I switched to this a while ago to be more eco-friendly, but it actually works better than any litter I've ever tried! The litter itself has no perfumy or ammonia smell, and it has no smell when used...I swear! I can't believe I ever used anything else. The best perk is that my cat Bogey loves it! Since he got sick a few years ago, Bogey has had some potty issues, frequently not using his box. We tried EVERYTHING: Super expensive fancy litter, training aids, even Prozac. I switched to Feline Pine, and not one "accident!" Where has this stuff been all my life?

An added bonus: BioBags and Feline Pine can be composted! I used to use plastic bags for walking the dog and scooping the cat box...not anymore. (Obviously, do not use in compost that will be used for growing food.)

3 comments:

Kbreints said...

That is a great one too! Where do you come up with these?

Katie said...

I love your site; I found you on Green Kiddos! I am definitely going to invest in these poop bags for my dog. I try to be good and reuse a store bag but I still don't like knowing that these plastic bags are so bad for the Earth. This will ease my mind! Thanks for sharing.

PepsiMom said...

We also love Feline Pine, and have been using it for the past year. In addition to how well it works, I always detested the smell of the clay litters, and this one smells so fresh (never, ever have "catbox" odor).