I Love The Earth…and My Cat

So, what do us treehuggers do with our pets? We want to treat both the Earth with respect and our pets too. I have two cats whom I love dearly and treat like saints, but I also want to treat the Earth well too. I hated using that stinky scent-filled cat litter — I sneezed everytime I changed the litter box and cats really hate scented cat litter. So, a few years ago I thought “What can I do to help my ‘girls’ out?” I try to do my part. I changed to Swheat Scoop cat litter, which is made out of wheat is totally biodegradable and clumps like regular litter. It seems like my cats actually prefer this litter to little like Tidy Cats. It’s unscented and not as dusty.

I have also reused and recycled materials that I may otherwise have thrown out. My one cat Mandy, likes to scratch horizontally as opposed to vertically, so I got carpet remnants from a local carpet store and this is what she uses to scratch on, as opposed to scratching up my rugs and carpeting. Another example of reusing materials is my cats play box. My mom took an old box and painted it and cut several holes in the box so the cats can peek in and out — this is the cats little play house, and they love it! I also placed one of the leftover carpet remnants in the box. And, with catnip toys, just place them in the refrigerator once in a while to freshen up the catnip and it’s like the toys are brand new!

Also, there are many organic and natural cat foods out there so your cat will eat a better diet — and don’t forget to give your kitties vitamins!  There are also many eco-friendly pet products that you can find in your local pet store or online.


  1. June 13, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    We try to have a great pet food and also maintain an environmentally friendly production process and packaging solution at http://www.pettao.com.

  2. Barbara said,

    July 3, 2009 at 9:09 am

    We use Yesterday’s News litter for our bunny, much better than the clumping litter we used for our first rabbit. Shredding scrap paper is one of his hobbies, so no big deal if he might chomp on a piece of litter.

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