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Green Ideas to Dispose of Pet Waste

Today’s blog is how to make your pooch a ‘green dog’ regarding waste management. Why as pet owners do we traditionally use a non biodegradable plastic bag to pick up our pets 100% biodegradable waste? The question is…. “How can I be green and still pick up after my pet?” Well in short, there are many products out there that you can use to easily dispose of pet wastes without using your traditional plastic doggie bags, but here are some great ideas to be a greener pet owner.

First let’s start off with the in ground pet toilet by PowerLoo. This toilet hooks right up into your septic tank and allows you to dispose of your pets waste directly, without the use of plastic bags. Additionally, it allows you to easily dispose of waste without the smell and mess of indoor pet grass, eliminating the health hazards from waste for you and your family. PowerLoo created the innovative product of flushable dog toilets in order to enhance convenience and allow pet owners an unproblematic way to meet the CDC requirements for waste disposal- and it looks good in your garden! According to the CDC, pet feces should be disposed of and picked up to avoid contaminating ground water with bacteria and parasites. According to the CDC dog fecal matter should not be left in the yard and it is unsanitary to throw it into your trash in a bag. PowerLoo provides the best resource for cleanliness for the pet owner. For more info see http://www.powerloo.com/

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For those of us that cannot afford such a luxury item, another great and simple product that meets CDC requirements are biodegradable and flushable doggie bags. BioBag doggie bags are certified compostable and being used by pet owners across America to reduce their impact on the environment. These bags can be used for all kinds of animal waste such as when you clean your bird cage, cat litter, or any household waste. These bags are aerobic and allow air flow for natural decomposition. Because of this, these bags can be used when adding elements to your household compost pile.  Additionally, pet owners can also purchase flushable biodegradable dog poop bags from Flush Doggie that you can put right into your own toilet. These bags eliminate the need to throw your pet waste in the garbage, which allows for no lingering smell and better cleanliness around the house. These bags usually cost around five or six dollars for about 40bags, which is a small price to pay for living a greener life. For more info see http://www.biobagusa.com/biobag_dog.htm and http://www.flushdoggy.com/

The PowerLoo dog toilet, Flush Doggie, and BioBags provide great alternatives to using a traditional plastic bag for your pet waste removal.  All of these products not only will allow all pet owners a cleaner life, but also prevent hundreds of thousands of plastic bags from ending up in landfills. Because plastic bags take 100 years to break down, just adding one of these simple products to your daily life can cause a dramatic difference. This is just a small way that we as pet owners can do our part in helping our world become a better and cleaner place.

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Labrador Retriever

The first breed of the week that I will be covering is the Labrador Retriever. This breed was not picked first by chance. It is the most popular breed for pet owners and has remained at the top of the list in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom for many of years. So why is this breed so popular? The answer to that is very easy.This lovable and adorable breed has one of the best temperaments out of any other breed.

Labrador Retrievers are said to be bred around the sixteenth century near Labrador, Canada . They are a mix mainly of Newfoundlands and Portuguese water dogs.  They were originally bred to be hunting dogs (specifically for waterfowl), and remain one of the best in that field. Their sense of smell, quick feet, and short-hair coat, allows labs to be efficient and effective hunters.

Regardless of being hunting dogs, they remain one of the most docile breeds. They are great family dogs because of their calm attitude and ability to handle young children. However, labs are always there to protect their family if the situation presents itself.

Today, labs are come in a variety of three different colors including: yellow, chocolate, and black. Labrador Retrievers originally appeared in black and then occasionally started appearing in yellow and chocolate. However, black labs remain the most popular color of the breed.

Labrador Retrievers are recognized by the AKC and have certain breed standards. Males should stand 22.5 to 24.5 inches and weigh around 65 to 80 lbs. Females should stand 21.5 to 23.5 inches and weigh somewhere around 55 to 70 lbs.

Labs have obtained the man’s best friend role for many years.

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Technology and Wellness Introduction

My name is Ashley and I will be working on the technology and wellness section of this blog. These posts are designed to provide our followers with the newest and most inventive creations available for their pets and also wellness info focused around organic and natural diets. There is a huge demand for innovative products in our society today, and pet owners are starting to look for the next best thing to make both their lives, and their pets lives better.

When it comes to wellness, we chose to focus on the increasing move towards green living and organic food choices. Similar to new technology, our community is looking for ways to be healthier and be environmentally responsible. I think that this part of our blog is very important because what we are feeding our pets will drastically affect the length and quality of their life. There are many options out there for pet owners who want to give their pets a better and more natural diet, without breaking the bank. I hope that this site will be helpful and informational for our readers. Thanks for following!

 

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Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog! Ashley and I (Sarah), will be writing a blog about dogs! We are attempting to write a business plan for a dog day-care/grooming/pet supplies business. Each week we will be providing blogs about a new breed as well as information on how to keep your dog healthy and happy.  Hopefully you will enjoy reading our posts and help us to become a successful business!

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