This time of year is certainly a busy one and if you’re climate-conscious like us, it can all seem quite daunting. So we’ve put together this blog to give you a few sustainable gift ideas for your furry friends. Tick one more thing off that conscious Christmas to-do list!
- Discover recycled toys
We recommend creating your very own DIY toys out of household waste. There are so many surprising ways you can recycle old boxes and cardboard to gift to your cat for hours of fun.
Top tip - cats love playing with toilet roll tubes too! So you don’t even need to buy anything in the first place - except loo roll of course!
Sustainable cat toys can be hard to come by. The natural pet store creates their cat toys out of recycled plastic bottles and other recycled materials. They are manufactured with extra strong stitching to extend durability, so you won’t have to buy as many throughout the year. Even if your cat gets a bit ‘claws heavy’ when playing, these toys can take it. They have both ‘soft toy’ and ‘catnip’ ranges so you can choose the perfect one.
- Find an eco-friendly cat litter
Switching to a more eco-friendly cat litter is beneficial for both your home and the planet. We love the Natusan sustainable cat litter as it’s 100% biodegradable and natural, has long-lasting odour control and if that’s not enough to persuade you, they also plant one tree per order! As well as offering the cat litter itself, you can also get your hands on their recyclable litter box.
Just like Lovebug, you can sign up for a cat litter subscription so that you never find yourself running out! Use their calculator to work out exactly how much you need each month. If you’re new to this brand, you can use the code ‘TABBY50’ for 50% off your first purchase.
- Celebrate with bamboo accessories
Pets often require lots of accessories - bowls, collars, litter trays, scratching posts and a whole lot more. But many pet accessories are made of plastic, which obviously isn’t great for the planet. But we're here to show you that they can be stylish and sustainable at the same time.
Check out The Thoughtful Pet food Store - they stock all sorts of eco-friendly pieces! Including lovely bamboo pet food bowls that are much better for the environment than a typical plastic one. They come in a wide range of colours and designs so you can choose one to match the decor in your home.
The Bower Collective is also a great place to shop if you’re looking to stock up on your sustainable pet accessories - we absolutely love their recycled catnip toy.
- Treat them to a more sustainable cat food
If you’ve not switched to more sustainable cat food, what are you waiting for? Lovebug is nutritionally complete, vet-approved cat food made from insect-based protein. And it would make the perfect Christmas gift for any furry friend. Treat your cat to a Lovebug subscription and never run out of their delicious biscuits again. Cats love the crunchy kibble and it's also great for their teeth and gums!
Don’t forget to use our cat food calculator to work out exactly how much your cat will want to tuck into each month.