Wednesday, April 20, 2011

How High-Quality Natural Pet Food Reduces Fido’s Carbon Pawprint

As another Earth Day approaches, many pet guardians are contemplating not only their own carbon footprint, but that of their dogs and cats, too. Just like people, pets have an impact on our environment. It is estimated that the average dog has twice the carbon footprint of an SUV, and the family cat generates the same environmental impact as a Volkswagen Golf sedan.¹ Eco-friendly products, like dog houses made from recycled materials and organic cotton cat toys, are gaining popularity, but did you know that feeding your pet a high-quality, natural food can also reduce his or her carbon footprint?

Less Pet Waste

Nutrient-dense pet foods are those formulas made with high-quality meats, fruits, vegetables and NO cheap fillers, like corn or wheat. Dogs and cats are able to digest more of the food they eat so they produce less waste. Not only is this better for their health and your clean-up efforts, it has a real impact on the environment. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the average dog produces 274 pounds of waste each year.² The waste is especially an issue in urban areas with a lot of concrete. Runoff from rains washes waste into bodies of water, where the bacteria starves ponds of oxygen and kills aquatic life. ³

No Chemicals or Additives

Selecting a natural pet food not only keeps potentially harmful chemicals and preservatives out of your pet, but it keeps them out of the environment, too. Many high-quality foods on the market don’t use chemical preservatives, but only Nature’s Logic is 100% natural. Nature’s Logic formulas contain none of the chemically-synthesized added vitamins and minerals added to virtually all other commercial pet foods. Nature’s Logic provides your pet with essential and complete nutrition using only whole foods 100% natural ingredients. For more information on our foods, visit www.natureslogic.com/.

Tell us! How do you reduce your pet's carbon footprint?

1. http://www.tailsinc.com/2011/04/cruelty-free-consumerism/
2. http://www.ak.nrcs.usda.gov/compost.html
3. http://www.click4carbon.com/ECOInfo/pet_carbon_footprint.php

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