ALU Collars. You know we are huge fans of products where form meets function and when use creates design. ALU is a brand after our own hearts. Their Kickstarter campaign claims that their main objectives were to incorporate ease of use, quality and longevity into their dog collars and while they did accomplish these goals, they also inadvertently created a beautiful specimen of industrial art. The buckle hardware is crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and the collar itself consists of a cork layer over hemp webbing. Aluminum has an awesome strength per pound and is 100% recyclable. Cork and hemp is naturally antimicrobial and also a sustainable resource. Using a truly innovative magnetic clasp, the ALU Collar is completely a one-of-a-kind dog collar. $5-$255. KICKSTARTER.
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Modern Bed by MaxPet - Luxury, Eco-Friendly Pet Furniture - Handmade Pet Bed Both Stylish and Durable
Modern Bed by MaxPet. If you are careful about choosing to use products that are humane and environmentally friendly, then you will be happy to know that you can find a pet bed that meets your eco-conscious requirements. MaxPet has designed modern dog and cat beds that are created with the health of the planet and the comfort of your pet in mind. The wooden bed frame is covered in fineline oak, ribbed walnut or chestnut, fineline wenge or bleached beech veneer. You can also choose a pillow that is made of either natural hemp or synthetic leather, and the back of the bed is plexiglass so that it is easy to clean. In addition to its eco-friendly materials, these beds have a sleek and modern design that will enhance your décor. $497-$1114. BUY.
Editor's Note: This design has received the prestigious European Gold Award, A'Design, in 2012. This is the worlds' largest design competition showcasing the best designs, design concepts and products & services. MORE INFO.
iMac Pet Bed. This upcycled Apple computer pet bed allows you to protect the environment while also providing your pet with a trendy and comfortable place to rest. The bed is made from an old Mac computer’s casing, and it features a washable slipcover and a plush cushion for your cat or dog to enjoy. The bed even sits on top of the computer’s speakers to prevent it from rocking. The entire bed has a sleek, fun and retro design that will add a unique flair to your home, and you will enjoy knowing that you are helping the environment by preventing the computer from being buried in a landfill. $129. BUY.
Loop Poop Bag Dispenser. It’s no fun to pick up dog poop, but at least you can look good doing it. This stylish poop bag dispenser clips onto your dog’s leash or on your belt so that you always have a bag on hand when your pup does his business. The design is sleek and modern, and it is light enough that you will not mind carrying it on walks. To make you feel even better about cleaning up after your dog, the bags included in the Loop Poop are biodegradable, which means that you can dispose of dog poo using products that are environmentally friendly. The canister holds most universal dog bags so that you can refill it with the bags of your choice. $18. BUY.
Moochews. If you are looking for an eco-friendly and innovative chew toy, then offer your dog a MooChew. MooChew toys are unique because they are made from repurposed cow milking tubes. The rubber tubes are washed and sanitized, but they retain the cow scent so that dogs are drawn to them. The rubber in each MooChew is extremely durable, and there are several sizes and colors of toys available. Dog owners can choose from MooChucks and MooTugs in assorted colors to keep their dogs entertained using a non-toxic, earth-friendly chew toy. $18-$20. BUY.
Disposable Dog Potty. A modern solution to any dog that is having a hard time potty training or if you are unable to take the dog out for bathroom trips is the disposable dog potty made with R.E.A.L. grass. R.E.A.L. grass is hydroponically grown and free of dirt, which promotes its clean qualities. It naturally attracts your dog to use it as a potty and has a specialized rooting system that will soak in odors and urine instantly upon use. This modern dog potty is a wonderful solution to a variety of scenarios and makes for a purely genius way of allowing your dog to be able to use the bathroom indoors with no mess to worry about and the best part is that it’s fully disposable. $24.99. BUY.
Editor's Note: The Fresh Patch system is more eco-friendly than traditional puppy pads and appeals to their natural instincts.
Veterinarian’s Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs. This book will guide you through many eco-friendly and environmentally safe solutions to treating and ultimately healing many of your dog’s ailments. It is full of all-natural remedies for dogs and many techniques that will help you keep your dog healthy and even increase its lifespan just by following its holistic advice and methods. Much of it has to do with basic daily maintenance with your dog such as their diet which is a very important thing for a dog to have cared for throughout each stage of their life from newborn and puppy age to adult and elder age. Overall, the Veterinarian’s Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs will show you the most eco-friendly way to love your pet. $15. BUY.
Square Cat Habitat Acacia Cat Tree. Give your cat a place to scratch and file their claws. With the Arcadia Cat Habitat, you now have a safe, durable play place for your cat. Constructed of 100% renewable bamboo or 100% recycled laminate, the cat habitat is eco-friendly making it a better option than many similar products. The Arcadia Habitat can be easily assembled using a phillips screwdriver. The inserts on each branch have Velcro on the back, making them easy to replace or clean. $250-$475. BUY.
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Birds of a Sweater. Filled with organic catnip and made from recycled or upcycled materials, this eco-friendly cat toy is great for the environment and your cat at the same time. The sweater material is made from upcycled wool sweaters and the beaks are made from recycled water bottles. (FYI to our Cool Pet Products readers, "upcycling" is when you take a waste material and converting it into a more useful product.) We think these handmade cat toys are absolutely adorable and your cat would look very cute playing with them. And on top of that, they're earth friendly! $12 for 3. BUY.
Flush Puppies are biodegradable, compostable and flushable doggie doo-doo poopie bags. Flushing is a more sanitary approach to disposing of a doodie bag as opposed to having it in your garbage. Once you flush, the waste is completely gone. Of course, if you could compost it, that would be the best. They also come in a convenient wallet-style dispenser so they are easy-to-carry. But don't just use it on-the-go, keep them at home as well, just in case an accident occurs. $9 for 3 packs, 60 bags. BUY.
Comfort is truly key when it comes to your dog and a collar that he or she will wear full time, Planet Dog Cozy Hemp Adjustable Collars come in a range of colors and sizes that will match any canine personality and style. The collars are made of organic hemp that is lined with a soft material to maximize comfort. Keep your dog looking good and earth friendly with these quality made collars. The easy open latches make placing them on and taking them off a breeze. $19. BUY.
Walking your dog is the natural thing to do so why not also make it earth friendly. The five foot long Planet Dog Natural Hemp Leash is the perfect way to be organic and pet conscious. Walk your dog in style when you buy this beautiful apple green leash with an easy open clasp. The leash has a strong, sturdy design that will be safe for a dog of any size and ability. Clip it on and hit the trails or go for a simple walk around the block. BUY.
Katpak is a disposable covered cat litter tray made of paper and can completely replace the litter box entirely. You never have to clean the litter box. Just replace the Katpak every week with a new one. They're biodegradable and made from recycled paper. $12. Or buy them Here for $13 if you need them sooner than 2 weeks.
Luck of the Irish Handmade Dog Collar. We found this to be perfect for the upcoming holiday. This hemp collar is handmade by Collars With Color. Hemp is one of the fastest growing and most renewable resources and lasts as long or longer than most textiles due to its durability and resistance to mold. And unlike cotton, hemp can be grown without the use of pesticides of herbicides. Collars With Color also offsets everything they produce through Carbonfund.org, a company that allows you to erase your carbon footprint. $18.
HEX Tennis Dog Bed. From designer Hugh Hayden, this is the latest addition to his HEX Tennis furniture collection. You wouldn't know it just by looking at it, but the tennis balls of this really cool dog bed are actually all recycled used tennis balls. The pillow is also reversible - the other side is a stunning red. Pick up the HEX Tennis Chair and lounge in style with your best friend. $285.
Litter Champ Odor-Free Pet Litter Disposal System - Individually Bags and Disposes Cat Litter Waste to Eliminate Odors
The Lucky Champ Litter Champ is a pet waste disposal system utilizes Continuous Bagging System which allows you to separately bag and seal cat litter waste for up to 2-3 months. This contraption locks the litter odor into separate bags. Each time you activate the system with the foot pedal, it triple seals the waste much like the original Litter Champ. The bags are 100% biodegradable so this machine is earth-friendly as well as home-friendly! $40.
Kong Replacement Squeakers. Don’t throw your pet’s favorite toy out because its squeaker is broken. Get a replacement pack of 6 squeakers made by Kong instead of spending tons of money on new toys. Replacing the squeaker is as easy as 1-2-3. On the toy is a hidden inner tab, inside you will see the fleece pouch that contains the squeaker. Just take the old squeaker out and replace with a new one. Now it’s ready for your pet to enjoy once again! $4. BUY.
Simply Fido Organic Plush Dog Toy. You have given your pet organic food and an organic place to sleep but what about toys? The Petite Oscar Monkey with squeaker organic toy is a great way to start. It is made out of organic cotton and is non toxic. The fibers of the cotton are non -bleached and unprocessed. Simply Fido toys are only made with natural ingredients to reduce allergies for your pet. Oscar Monkey would be a wonderful friend for any ones small dog. $12-$20.
Wildbird Soda Bottle Watering Well. What better way to help keep green and offer water to your feather friends? One way is to use the soda bottle watering well by Gadjet. Not only will wild birds get the water they need but you also have place for that used plastic bottle. The kit comes with a tray for the birds to sit on and drink, net to hold the bottle in place and a hanger. Dimensions are height 8.5, width 5.75 and length 1.75. $4.
Picking up after your dog isn’t just being responsible but in many places if you don’t, it could result in a fine. Plastic bags help but they are not environmentally-friendly and can take over 100 years to decompose. BioBag Dog Waste Compostable Bags are 100% biodegradable making them the perfect choice for responsible dog owners. Containing no polyethylene, you can be sure that it contains no plastics. Each package comes with four boxes of fifty bags. BUY.