Sometimes a quick wash in the baby bathtub is not going to be enough for Molly. In fact, even though we've only had her 6 weeks, she's already had two showers in our walk-in. Regular human shampoo is not good for a dog's coat, and I'm certainly not going to share my tiny bottle of Green Beaver shampoo with her. So I went looking for an environmentally-acceptable pet shampoo.
I was pleasantly surprised to find one in our local pet store. Priced well, only a few dollars more for the same size bottle as the regular shampoo, the shampoo contains natural ingredients, with no harmful chemicals or detergents. The packaging is made from recycled materials and the sleeve labels are made from corn (which means they could be biodegraded).
Molly gets to be clean and green - best dog in the house.
The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Environmentally-friendly dog shampoo (Day 88)
Posted by Eco Mama at 1:42 PM
Labels: cosmetic industry, pet shampoo, pet supplies, shampoo
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