Help your kitty go GREEN!

Some tips for helping your kitty GO GREEN, and saving our planet. Taken in part from the Volume 6 No. 1 issue of Bengals Illustrated, GOING GREEN.

CAT LITTER

The largest way for a cat owner to make an impact! Clay based litters (the most popular) are not environmentally friendly. Clay is mined :( And disposed clay litter does not ever decompose. Flushable litters expose sea otters to parasites through cat feces. Instead try biodegradable products that easily decompose such as WOOD STOVE PELLETS, CORN COBS, or CHICKEN CRUMBLES.

TOYS & CAT TREES / POSTS

Purchase toys made from recycled/reclaimed materials. Feather wands are green, and reuse handles to repurpose them. Old cardboard boxes, crumpled up balls of paper, and empty paper towel/toilet paper rolls will provide your Bengal with hours of fun and family entertainment.

NATURAL FLEA REPELLANTS

Instead of promoting chemicals & chemical companies who pollute our earth, try these healthier choices: FOR OUTDOOR AREAS - Nematodes are an excellent wat to remove fleas! These micrscopic creatures gobble them up, & come in a powder form you add water too and watch them hatch. Be sure to keep them away from roses & tomato plants. FOR APPLYING TO CATS - Mix equel parts white vinegar and water, and rub into Cat's coat to repel ticks and fleas. If you do find a flea, drown it, squishing it can release eggs to hatch later.

CLEANING PRODUCTS

Many cleaners contain petroleum based chemicals, known to cause cancer in humans and pets. White vinegar is all natural deodorizer, and the smell dissipates once dry. Significant bacterial reduction will come from a 5 percent vinegar solution. Effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, reducing and retarding their growth. Lemon juice may also be used for a cleaner smell, or mixed into your vinegar solution, to boost cleaning and anti-bacterial properties with a fresh citrus smell.