Archive for the 'pet waste' Category

Biodegradable Business Bags

Monday, May 9th, 2016


Taking care of “business” usually means a plastic bag. But these bags are made entirely from corn, so they take only 45 days to completely biodegrade. They’re also compostable. They do warn that these may tear easy, so you might not want your dog to carry them for you!

A pack of bags costs $5.99 from Muttropolis.

Originally posted 2009-06-16 17:59:55.

Feline Evolution CatSeat Cat Toilet Training Seat

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Feline Evolution Cat Toilet Seat

Feline Evolution Cat Toilet Seat

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you are looking at a toilet seat for cats. Wow. Just…wow.  I can’t decide if this is sheer genius or simply lunacy. However,  at least some of the reviewers on Amazon were able to use this seat to toilet train their cats. If you can make it work, more power to you. Clay litter is often produced by strip-mining and takes gasoline to ship, so you’ll be doing the planet a favor.

$88 at Amazon

Originally posted 2009-09-29 16:59:42.

Herbal Cat Litter Saves the Earth and Your Nose

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

herbal cat litter

We’ve recently discussed scooping litter and it’s one of the least favorable aspects of cat parenting. Besides hiring out someone to do it, you’re stuck with the chore. Make the chore happen less by buying herbal cat litter. The special odor absorbing litter is made from corn cob particles that clump when used. It is lightweight and lasts 3x as long as regular clay clumping litter. Just imagine scooping 3 times less often! Sweet!

The herbal cat litter can be purchased at Cat Claws for $31.90 per 15 pound bag. Discounts given to multiple bag orders.

Originally posted 2008-07-21 04:59:16.

Toilet Train Your Cat

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

If you’ve dreamed of getting rid of the litter box, this cat training toilet seat could be the answer. Apparently some cats take to it easily, though other owners had no luck with it. The idea is that you train your cat to use the seat at floor level with a litter box underneath and then graduate to your pet using the seat on the actual toilet, saving the use of litter ever after. For dedicated owners this could be a great way of helping the environment and doing away with all that used litter filling up landfill sites, but it does take quite a bit of effort to make it work and depends entirely on your cat whether it will oblige! Worth a try, though it is quite expensive if it doesn’t work.

Currently costs $72.59 at Amazon.com

Originally posted 2010-12-16 08:07:10.

Washable Reusable Dog Diapers

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

If your faithful friend is getting old and incontinent, these re-usable dog diapers could make all the difference. You don’t want to spend your time getting irritated with him for those dribbles and messes he can’t help. This way they are contained and you can just wash the diaper and re-use it.

It’s not just old dogs that can use these. Pet owners also use them for dogs on heat, not just to keep the mess under wraps but also  to keep their females safe from unwanted male attentions!

These dog diapers come in a variety of sizes to fit most dogs. They are machine washable and dryable so a 2-pack should be enough unless you have a severely incontinent pet. They are not very cheap but would work out considerably cheaper than disposable diapers over a long period and are much better for the environment, so make a greener choice overall.

Dog Diapers cost between $21.99 and 47.99 depending on size from Only Natural Pet Store.

Originally posted 2011-05-05 10:22:34.

O.R.E. Recycled Kitty Litter Scoop

Sunday, April 26th, 2015


It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it… so why not clean out that litter with a recycled scoop? Multicolored, non-toxic, lead-free and made from recycled melamine, it’s even dishwasher safe.

Scoops cost $7.99 fom the Only Natural Pet Store.

Originally posted 2009-06-20 17:50:34.

Doggie Dooley 3000 septic tank

Sunday, April 5th, 2015


This ingenious septic-tank-style pet waste-disposal system is built to be installed in the ground. Pet waste is added (it’s big enough for the “output” of two large or four small animals), along with a non-toxic digester. Over time, the waste is converted into a ground-absorbed liquid.

The Doggie Dooley costs $49.16 from Amazon.com.

Originally posted 2009-06-10 09:35:17.

Bio-degradable Dog Waste Pick-up Bags

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Living in the city means you have to pick up after your dog, but most bags designed for the job are just creating more plastic for the landfill.

These biodegradable bags are the green alternative. They look like plastic and are strong enough and thick enough  to do the job with no mess, but will break down in the compost  quite quickly.

Of course you don’t want to add dog poop to a compost heap that will be used on your veggie garden, but  you could create a separate compost heap for using on ornamental plants if you are planning to compost these yourself.

Otherwise you can just drop them in the trash, knowing that at least the poop bag won’t be creating a plastic island in the middle of any oceans any time in the future.

Pack of 100 bags costs $9.95 from at SitStay.com

Originally posted 2011-04-05 10:35:40.

Litter Kwitter

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Litter Kwitter (Litter Quitter) Cat Toilet Training System

Ever since Meet The Parents, the idea of a cat using the human loo instead of a litter tray has intrigued owners. This kit includes everything you need to teach your kitty to do just that: a seat that fits on most toilets, three colored training rings, a manual and a 30-minute DVD. Think of all the litter that would no longer end up as landfill. All you need to add is patience and encouragement! (And by the way – no, your cat probably won’t learn to flush.)

Available for $59.95 Amazon.com.

Originally posted 2009-04-23 15:44:58.

Make Scooping Poop Earth Friendlier

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

recycled plastic kitty litter scoop

OK, admit it. you HATE scooping out the litter box, but you will do anything for your feline companion. So if ya gotta do it, do it right! This kitty scoop is paw shaped and made of 100% recycled materials. Save the litter box and save the landfills one scoop at a time. Sorry, you can’t order a person to scoop for you here, just the plastic part.

Order the recycled cat scoop from EcoAnimal for $8.95.

Originally posted 2008-08-17 02:40:54.