When we hear the word sustainable, what does it bring to mind? Or, better yet, what is it? Well, when we are able to use resources without completely using them up or destroying them that is sustainable. If you are like me, then you probably do your best to use earth-friendly sustainable products that aren’t harmful to the environment or will deplete the natural resources. I think we all agree this is best for the future of our planet. While, in the moment – it may not seem a major factor, but for our children, grandchildren and so on – it is a big step in preserving the earth for future generations.
When it comes to my dogs, I have switched to using biodegradable poop bags, eco-friendly beds, organic treats and eco-friendly toys. But, what about their food? We look for food, clothing, fuel, etc. for ourselves that comes from sustainable sources, but have we ever stopped to think about our furry friends and how their food is made? Good question, isn’t it?! I can honestly say that I have never thought of dog food in that capacity before! For sure, I watch the ingredients and make sure it is nutritious, but I have never spared a thought to if my dogs food was sustainable or not.
Sustainable Living Across the Board
When I heard about Only Natural Pet and how they are embracing sustainable ingredients and methods for their dog food, I was super excited. I try my best to maintain a sustainable lifestyle for myself and the planet, but like I said – the process of my dog food had never crossed my mine! I want my pets to be the healthiest they can be and I make sure they eat high quality natural dog food. But, what if their dog food was not only high quality, healthy, and nutritious but also made using sustainable ingredients and methods?! Can you tell why I am so excited?!
I’m absolutely in love with the idea of Only Natural Pet’s approach to sustainable ingredients! Whenever I shop for food or clothing – anything, really – I try to make sure they’re “fair trade” items and that they’re produced with as many sustainable materials as possible. Now, I can do it with my dog food and be assured they are getting healthy nutritious natural dog food!
Better for Our Dogs and Better for the Environment
In addition to being healthy for the environment, Only Natural Pet is better for our pets, too. It’s a vet-formulated natural pet food which is made from quality ingredients like meat – NOT meat by products – as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Their foods are made in small batches, monitored closely for the highest quality, AND they are GMO free. In addition to that, all of their ingredients are sourced from sustainable sources, so that our pets AND our planet can stay healthy. And, it is made in the USA! I LOVE that.
This philosophy of quality food for our pets and a quality planet for us is so important to Only Natural Pet that they helped found the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition. They partnered with BlogPaws to lead a Zero Waste initiative at the 2015 BlogPaws Conference in Nashville. Their end goal was to reduce waste by 65%. The event was so successful, they topped their goal and succeeded in reducing waste by 78%! Only Natural Pet has also branched out to the area of carbon reduction with their facilities, as well. They’ve recently become part of the Carbon Neutral Checkout Program.
Sustainable Pet Food for Healthy Pets and a Healthy Planet
So, what we have in Only Natural Pet is a manufacture of high quality dog food which is devoted to sustainable ingredients and a sustainable approach to their process in general. I think that is great! Now, when I go out for my rain forest friendly coffee and fair trade clothes, I can also pick up a bag of dog food that’s super healthy for my pooches and super healthy for my planet. It doesn’t get much better than that!
I love when companies like Only Natural Pet embrace eco-friendly sustainable ingredients and processes! It’s one more step in the right direction and our quest to preserve our earth for future generations. Sustainable living is easier than ever with Only Natural Pet. Their line of pet foods source sustainable ingredients, and they’re committed to less waste.
You can find Only Natural Pet products at select PetSmart locations nationwide. If your local store doesn’t carry the Only Natural Pet line, you can also find it at PetSmart online!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.