As a pet parent, living sustainably means not only being mindful of the products you use but also the ones you purchase for your pet–which oftentimes, is easier said than done.
With people becoming more and more aware of our planet’s diminishing resources, more and more businesses are introducing eco-friendly products.
However, the problem isn’t the lack of green products but the prevalence of greenwashing among companies.
Greenwashing, a play on whitewashing, is the process of misleading consumers to get them to believe that a product is environmentally friendly when it’s not. And unfortunately, this act of deception runs rampant in the pet industry.
That’s why it’s important to do research and make sure that you’re supporting a company that shares the same values as you and has your pet’s best interest in mind.
Thankfully, we were lucky enough to meet and feature Larry Wright, the founder and CEO of The Green Pet Shop, on the second episode of the Animal Innovations Show. After learning more about Larry and The Green Pet Shop, we can definitely say that they’re a company worth supporting.
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As a dog lover, Larry started The Green Pet Shop with his son, Brian Wright, as a way to provide other pet owners with “unique, affordable, eco-friendly pet products”.
What sets The Green Pet Shop apart are the products that they sell and what they aim to do with them. Unlike most pet companies, they’re more focused on innovating pet products that solve problems for pets and pet owners.
Their signature product, for instance, is called the Cool Pet Pad and it’s made to give pets a cool surface to lie on instead of the floor.
Larry explains in the podcast,
“It’s a vinyl-type pad with a gel insert and you don’t need to refrigerate it, you don’t need to add water, it doesn’t use electricity. You or your pet just sit on it or lie on it, and it will automatically start absorbing the heat from your body.”
It’s actually a really impressive product. It cools on contact and the cooling sensation lasts up to 3 hours. When not in use, it recharges itself, and re-cools in just 15 to 20 minutes.
And if you’re thinking about how great it would be if they sold one for humans, well, you’re in luck because they do!
The human counterpart is called the Cool Flash Pad, which they sell on their other website. It’s popular among menopausal women who experience hot flashes and night sweats. It also helps to soothe and relax the body and is proven to provide relief for things like headaches, sunburns, and sore muscles.
Other products you can get on The Green Pet Shop include, eco-friendly litter box and poo bags, bamboo pet bowls, bamboo pee pads, and warming pet pads. You can check out more of their products here.
A CBD Pet Product that Absorbs 100%
Aside from the Cool Pet Pad, Larry Wright teamed up with Dr. Gary Pusillo, a well-known Professional Animal Scientist and Board-Certified Animal Nutritionist, to develop the CBD Pet Care Transdermal Pen.
What’s makes the CBD Pet Care Transdermal Pen different from other CBD products is that the oil that comes with each pump is designed to be absorbed into the body without passing through the digestive system, “where you lose about 50% of the dosage”, as Larry says in the podcast.
So how exactly does the oil bypass the digestive system?
Unlike CBD products that are taken by mouth, CBD Pet Care is meant to be applied to your pet’s inner ear, where 100% of the product is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
If you’ve been waiting for a CBD product that’s safe and actually works, then you should definitely try CBD Pet Care out!
Learn more about The Green Pet Shop:
The Green Pet Shop website: thegreenpetshop.com
The Green Pet Shop CBD website: thegreenpetshopcbd.com
Check out their products for humans: coolcaretechnologies.com
Follow The Green Pet Shop on Social Media
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