Maltese Puppies Can Go Green
probably heard a lot about your “carbon footprint” and the many ways you can
reduce the effect your very existence can have on the environment. You might be
thinking about recycling or hybrid vehicles, but have you thought about your
adult Maltese Puppy? Yes, he too has a carbon footprint — well, pawprint
— and there are steps you can take to reduce his global impact as well.
Clean Up Poop
Here’s the scoop on poop: It may seem like the most natural thing in the world
but left in the parks and yards to disappear on its own, Maltese Puppy poop will
seep through the soil and can contaminate the water system with such bacterial
treasures as E. coli and salmonella. There are two eco-friendly ways to deal
with Maltese Puppy doo. First, you can pick it up using biodegradable poop bags
(available at most pet-care stores). Second, you can scoop it and compost it,
then use it as fertilizer for decorative landscaping (not vegetable gardens!).
Go Green at Home for a Healthier Maltese Puppy
Think about all of the surfaces your Maltese Puppy walks or rolls around on.
Would you lick them? Well, your Maltese Puppy might as well because every time
he licks himself clean, he’s ingesting the germs and toxins that live in the
grass, on your floors and even on your furniture. You can help to eliminate
toxins from your Maltese Puppy’s environment by cleaning up your home-care
routine. Switch to natural cleaners around the house use organic fertilizer and
pest-control products for your yard.
Smaller food bags may take up less space in your pantry, but they take up a lot
more space in landfills. Why? Because you use more of them! The same can be
said for cans of wet Maltese Puppy food, so be sure and recycle them if that’s
what your Maltese Puppy prefers. Buying large bags of dry Maltese Puppy food
means less waste and less impact on the environment. If your adult Maltese Puppy
is a bit set in his ways, and turns his nose up at dry kibble, try stirring in a
few bites of wet food to make it more palatable to him
Natural and organic shampoos and other pet grooming products can be found online
and at most pet-care stores. They’re better for the environment and they’re
toxin-free, so they’re gentler on your Maltese Puppy.
Earth-Friendly Toys & Bedding
Look for bedding and Maltese Puppy toys made from natural, organic cottons and
hemp, and from non-toxic, recycled materials — like plastic. Your Maltese Puppy
won’t know the difference, but the planet will.
Spay or Neuter Your Maltese Puppy
Tens of thousands of puppies are born in the United States every day.
That’s a lot of carbon pawprints. Many of them end up abandoned to feed off the
local wildlife, but most end up in overcrowded shelters. Spaying and neutering
your Maltese Puppy will help keep the pet population in check. And if you decide
you want a puppy to keep your adult Maltese Puppy company, please consider
adopting from your local shelter.