Ecological products for your pets
While the economy and financial markets are in crisis, the bio sector claims to still be growing, because consumers have finally sat up and taken notice. They don’t just want products that are good for their health; they also want the goods they buy to come from sustainable production and livestock husbandry that’s appropriate to the species in question. That’s why natural and ecological products are becoming increasingly popular with consumers and, according to the experts at Maxi Zoo, that includes pet owners.
From conviction, many people are turning to natural products that come from species-appropriate farming , that are made from renewable raw materials or without any chemicals. Products that can easily be disposed of also appeal to green consumers. Manufacturers of animal feeds and accessories have finally reacted to this development and brought some alternatives out onto the market – chemical-free, natural and bio products that are not only good for animals but also for the environment.
Food is the most important product, because it helps your pet to lead a long, fit and healthy life. Alongside pet foods that have been produced purely biologically, there are some that are only made using natural ingredients – with no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives. To some extent, even chews and treats come from ecological production, because they contain everything that nature has to offer – animal protein, pulses, vegetables, fruits, herbs, oils, minerals and trace elements etc. The range is not just limited to food supplements for dogs and cats; there is also a wide selection for small animals and rodents.
Fun and games
Any playful animal – whether dog, cat or rodent – will enjoy natural toys made from materials such as cotton, wood, sisal, natural rubber or loofah. They’re especially good for rodents because it’s healthy for them to gnaw on a natural and completely digestible loofah carrot or hay tube. Even animals that live in terrariums or aquariums can benefit from nature’s bounty. Liana, holey honeycomb wood or roots provide variety and each one is individual.
Healthy pet care
At the moment, bedding made from natural raw or recycled materials isn’t available for small animal houses, but you can get it for cat litter trays. Plant fibres from pine, fir or spruce wood, as well as natural clay are abundant, fully biodegradable and environmentally friendly. If cleaned out daily these can also often be flushed down the toilet. Natural ingredients can also be used in pet care products such as shampoos or pest sprays. They work with pure plant power, instead of chemicals.
Call into your local store today to discuss your small animals personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts