10 Green Gifts for Dogs and Cats

2010 Green Gift Guide

Yes, we're among those people who buy (or make) gifts for their pets. If you fall into the same category, or know a pet owner who would appreciate a gift for their furry friend, here are some of our top eco-friendly dog and cat gifts.

Top Row:

1. Hemp Dog Bone ($14): A squeaky toy stuffed with hypo-allergenic fiber made from 100% recycled post-consumer plastics.

2. Reknitz Sweater ($38): Made in the USA from reclaimed cotton fibers.

3. Oval Hemp Dog Bed ($120): Made with hemp and stuffed with fibers made from recycled soda bottles ... Or make your own Patchwork Pet Bed from old sweaters!

4. Pet Water Bottle ($19.95): These stainless steel bottles from Good Life Gear are BPA-free, durable, recyclable, and easy for your dog to use.

5. Zisc ($11-14.85): This dog toy is made from Zogoflex, a durable, flexible, and recyclable material.

Bottom Row:

6. Organic Homemade Treats: Check out these recipes for Tuna Tidbits for cats and Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits.

7. Catnip Cat Toys ($8.80): Created from fabric made up of 85% re-engineered recycled IntelliLoft fibers and filled with USDA certified Organic Catnip.

8. Buddha ($70-100): Cat perches made from 100% rapidly renewable Plyboo architectural plywood or LPL with 100% recycled wood fiber.

9. Sojos Certified Organic Catnip ($7.62): Certified organic catnip grown in the Cascade Mountains of Washington.

10. Recycled Cardboard Cat Scratcher: Got a bunch of cardboard lying around? Check out this DIY project from Design Sponge.

Our 2010 Green Gift Guide:

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Emily Ho is a Los Angeles-based writer, recipe developer, and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food, and herbalism. She is a Master Food Preserver and founder of LA Food Swap and Food Swap Network. Learn more at Roots & Marvel