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Pets and the Planet: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Pet Care Paperback – February 1, 2009
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From the Back Cover
You care about your pet. You care about the environment. You want to make informed decisions when it comes to involving your furry or feathered family members in your mission to live more lightly on the planet. But how do you know if you're providing for your pet in a way that will leave the Earth as resource-rich as it was before you acquired your dog, cat, or bird?
This book gives you all the information you need to understand sustainability as a pet owner and arms you with the know-how to make the best choices for your pet and the environment. You'll get a list of the best available options for:
Choosing pet food (and decoding labels)
Purchasing green pet equipment and toys
Disposing of pet waste responsibly
Pets and household health
Thoroughly researched and packed with realistic guidelines for putting ideas into practice, Pets and the Planet is a virtual road map for sustainable pet parenthood.
About the Author
More About the Author
Carol has shared her love of nature as a high school science teacher, zoo lady, Audubon volunteer, and as a writer for magazines and newspapers.Graduated from Duke University with a degree in Science Education, Carol's website ThisWildLife.com is a news affiliate for Oregon Live, The Oregonian newspaper's web presence.
Books Carol has recently authored for TFH Publications that should go to press in 2013 include Pets 101: Cockatiels, Dogs 101: Dachshunds, and Doglife: Poodles.
A grumpy African Gray parrot and dog visitors of all sorts closely supervise Carol's work in her Portland, Oregon office.
Top Customer Reviews
Though the author even helps readers choose the right pet, we already own our dog - but that didn't matter. We were still able to learn about foods, and what's best not only for the environment, but our pup as well; what toys are "green" (who knew?) and even how to dispose of his waste with the least amount of impact on the environment.
The "Take Action" section is great as a learning tool for parents and/or teachers.
The indepth research is impressive throughout this handy little toolkit of a book. It's one that no pet household should be without!
Thoughtful and fully researched, Pets and the Planet is brimming with great ideas on how to provide better care for your non-human family members without adversely impacting the environment. There are many more environmental considerations of owning pets here than most people realize exist--that makes this book a must read for every pet owner.