To celebrate the arrival of our long-awaited Bengal kitten on Saturday - and because I know a lot of you have pets - I've compiled a list of the must-have products for an eco-friendly, happy and healthy pet! I've spent the last few weeks getting ready for the arrival of Leopatra in our household and conducted lots of research about what pet products are currently available in Australia, especially natural and eco-friendly ones, so I thought I would share my findings with you. While I have listed mostly cat products in this shopping guide, most of the brands below also have a large range of dog products too, which I encourage you to check out.
GROOMING & CARE
Oz-Pet Litter: eco-friendly
Oz-Pet pellets is the ultimate anti microbial litter made from waste plantation timber sawdust. It stops the strong pee pong in your litter tray by eliminating, rather than masking, the smell of ammonia. The eucalyptus oil in the wood pellets stops the bacteria growing that causes the smell of ammonia in other types of litter. This eco-friendly made in Australia litter contains no additives, is ultra-absorbent and suitable for compost! RRP: $9.63 for a 5kg bag
Oz-Pet Cat Loo: the closest thing to being outdoorsThe Cat Loo is an easy 1-2-3 solution that provides your cat with a natural odourless toilet that is easy to maintain and economical to use. When the litter gets wet, the particles break down and fall, or are shaken into the base tray. There is no need to change the litter as fresh litter is added to the top section only when required. RRP: $84.95
Fresh Breeze is a 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable non-toxic odour reduction technology that helps fight pet urine odour (because accidents happen!). Its habit breaker formula completely eliminates odour effectively breaking the habit beyond pet recognition.
Spa by Tropiclean - Shampoo & Renew Cologne Spa shampoo is a coconut derived cleanser with just the right amounts of botanical emollients. Ginger and white plum will leave hair shiny, manageable and brilliantly clean. The refreshing Ginger and oatmeal cologne nourish and soothe, while white tea and plumeria invigorate the senses. Spa bottles are made from recycled materials known as post consumer resin (PCR).
Nutrience: feed your pets the best
Nutrience is a fixed low allergen formula. Nutrience uses all natural ingredients with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. The nutrient dense complete formulation contains minimally processed low GI carbs (brown rice and oat groats) and the best chicken and lamb meal. RRP: $31.45 for a 2.72kg bag of Kitten food or Supreme Adult Cat food.
Becobowls - the eco-friendly pet bowl
Made from waste plant fibre material, Becobowl products are completely sustainable and fully biodegradable. The Becobowl is tough, functional and durable. The range is dishwasher friendly and available in three sizes,depending on your pet's appetite!
Cats like to chew on cat grass as an aid to digestion and to help the elimination of fur balls. Cat grass also provides a ready supply of essential vitamins and minerals, particularly good for ‘indoor’ cats. A lot of cats also adore the fragrant catnip plant! Mr Fothergill’s Seed Raiser Kits are designed to provide a convenient all-in-one solution for seed raising. Each Kit consists of a reusable mini greenhouse, Jiffy® Quick Soil Mix pellet and a full packet of Mr Fothergill’s Organic seeds. RRP: $5.95 per kit
ClawBag: the bundle of love that comes in the mail
Every ClawBag is filled with hand selected toys, treats and other surprises that your cat will love! ClawBag is unique and includes a range of toys, food treats, fashion, grooming & health goodies. RRP: $39.50 + $6.50 shipping
Spot Eco-Cat Teaser Wand
These eco friendly cat toys are designed for interactive play and made from all natural materials. All Eco-Cat toys contain catnip to attract your cat to these toys even more! The packaging is made from recycled materials with plant based inks.
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