NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Whether it is organic coconut chip treats, eco-friendly rope toys, hemp and bamboo collars or beds made from recycled material, pampered pets and their owners are going green.
There are still $3,000 snake-skin and diamond collars, fitness trainers for pudgier pooches and pet hotel suites but more animal lovers are eschewing luxury for green gear.
“In the last year and a half we have seen more eco-friendly products than ever before,” Charlotte Reed, a New York-based pet products expert, said in an interview. “More people are leaning in that direction.”
And they are realizing that their dog, or cat, can help reduce their carbon footprint.
“We see more products that will make your dog fit and healthy, products that will be natural and good for his/her hair and well being,” Reed said.
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