Today, February 17, International Cat Day is celebrated. It is one of the favorite pets of families around the world. At present it is estimated that its number is about 600 million cats worldwide, among domestic and street, a figure that does not stop growing. Our country is ranked seventh in Europe in the number of felines in homes. It is estimated that approximately 20% of the population opts for this pet due to the reduced space where they live.
Once these data are known, it is important to be aware of the environmental impact of cats. You should be the owners who are responsible for reducing this ecological footprint. Because of this, today we leave you some clues that have been published from the food brand Edgard & Cooper to help us achieve it.
To prevent felines from breeding uncontrollably, most veterinarians recommend spaying or neutering them. In this way we will be helping to reduce the number of cats in the shelters.
Adopt, don’t buy
Adopting a pet from a shelter allows for more food, toys, medical and personal care to help other pets in need, so help goes beyond the adopted pet. In addition, the spread of diseases from shelters and even stray animals is also avoided.
Opt for the classic
Balls, ropes or stuffed animals, opting for this type of toys instead of the new electronic devices helps reduce energy consumption. There are various options in the market and natural materials such as wood or rope, to avoid plastics. There are also second-hand stores where you can buy both toys and accessories for cats. You can even make toys at home by reusing items that are no longer used like old socks or torn jeans. How? Just cut the bottom of the jeans, roll them up and make them a knot. With a cat it is very easy, practically any object that rolls or makes noise will get your attention and entertain you.
Choose green products and brands
The market already offers options for food and ecological care, free of chemicals; as well as stainless steel feeders and troughs. In addition, brands such as Edgard & Cooper, aware of the care of the environment, have 100% biodegradable feed containers and recyclable tubs and cans, and thanks to this they have managed to save more than one million plastic bags to date. They also have a range of organic products and MSC and ASC certified, which ensure the use of ingredients from sustainable fishing and seafood products grown responsibly.
Ecological cat litter
Cat litter contains chemicals that are harmful to the environment and, in the long run, also toxic to cats. An alternative is to replace this type of sand with sustainable products such as organic gravel, bamboo, pine or corn seeds. Another option is to make a homemade sand that does not harm the environment; For this you can use newspaper, bicarbonate and biodegradable detergent.
By implementing simple activities like these, it is possible to share and enhance an ecological lifestyle, also when it comes to living and taking care of pets.