How to become a more sustainable cat owner in Stirlingshire
December 14, 2021
UK pet owners spend £7.9million a year on their pets according to the most recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics (2020). As we move into 2022, there’s never been a better time to think about spending some of those pounds on more sustainable cat products. The team at Apex Veterinary Centre have some ideas for you below.
If you’re a cat owner in Stirlingshire, you can help others in your area by sharing your top eco-friendly cat products and tips on our Facebook page.
Our Winchester Avenue team have created two lists of helpful ideas to get you started.
Eco-friendly cat products
You can find a wide range of eco-friendly cat products on Amazon, and in pet shops and other online retailers. Here are three our team picked out:
Biodegradable cat litter
These contain natural raw and recycled materials that are biodegradable and much better for the environment. As well as being more sustainable, they also produce less waste, less dust, and have a good natural odour. You may have to do a bit of trial and error to see which your cat prefers though: biodegradable cat litter
Biodegradable litter tray liners
If you can’t do without your no-hassle-no-mess cat litter tray liners, then try switching to biodegradable ones. These liners come in recyclable packaging too: litter tray liners
Eco-friendly cat bowls
Bamboo cat bowls will last for years and are made without plastics and lacquers, meaning the materials used in manufacturing are much less harmful to the environment. Try these out for size: bamboo cat bowls. You can also get bamboo litter trays and poop scoops!
Eco-friendly cat owner tips
Recycle cat food pouches
We bet a lot of people throw cat food pouches away as they’re not glass, plastic, paper, or metal. Check the back as many are now recyclable – remember to empty them first!
Make your own cat toys out of unwanted household items
String, toilet roll tubes and cardboard boxes will give your cat hours of fun! Why not get super creative and build your cat a home gym? You can still recycle this ‘rubbish’ when your cat is done with them.
Give your cat’s unloved toys away
If your cat has too many toys and doesn’t play with them, ask a fellow cat owner if their cat might like them, or donate to a cat rescue centre.
We hope our article on how to be a sustainable cat owner has inspired you to do more research on the topic. If you have your own tips and eco-friendly products you use, don’t forget to,