Metro Pets

By Sharon Gomes Thomas

Does you pooch have a leather dog collar,‭ ‬well that’s not really animal friendly,‭ ‬when you think about it.‭ ‬Fabric dog collar‭? ‬Apparently it’s a bacteria breeding ground.‭ ‬Although handmade ones are pretty chic like favorites made by‭ ‬Lucky Fiona‭ (‬find it on‭ ‬www.etsy.com‭)‬.‭ ‬Nylon‭? ‬Fashionable‭? ‬Well,‭ ‬that depends,‭ ‬as long as it’s not fluorescent‭! ‬Shudder‭! ‬So what’s a‭ ‬trendy dog to do this holiday season‭? ‬Go Green of course‭! ‬Organic and recycled materials are the way to go.

Get an urban and smart looking eco-friendly rubber collar made from bicycle inner tubes.‭ ‬Black latex looks good,‭ ‬surprisingly‭! ‬These collars can be found on‭ ‬Etta Says‭ ‬(www.ettasays.com‭) ‬with stitching in three colors,‭ ‬Cool Blue,‭ ‬Red Hot and Mellow Yellow.

Do your bit for‭ ‬plastic bottle‭ ‬recycling by getting a very handsome‭ ‬houndstooth‭ (‬is there a pun here‭?) ‬collar.‭ ‬Made from recycled bottles right here in‭ ‬the‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬the rugged polyester can hold up‭ ‬to‭ ‬abuse from the most active dog.‭ ‬Sizes from Small to Extra Large can be found at‭ ‬Proper Pet‭ (‬www.properpet.com‭)

Cats can get in on the Green action too.‭ ‬Wagging Green‭ (‬www.wagginggreen.com‭) ‬has natural fiber collars.‭ ‬This collection features‭ ‬natural,‭ ‬non-dyed bamboo webbing made into dog collars,‭ ‬cat collars,‭ ‬harnesses and leashes.‭ ‬It’s the softest collar‭ ‬anywhere,‭ ‬and best of all its completely hypoallergenic for those super sensitive pets.‭ ‬The natural collection is available in buckle and martingale dog collars,‭ ‬leashes,‭ ‬and harnesses.

Get high on hemp with‭ ‬Planet Dog and their cozy fleece lined hemp collar from‭ ‬Rei‭ (‬http://www.Rei.com‭)‬.‭ ‬Made of naturally dyed hemp,‭ ‬one of the strongest natural fabrics,‭ ‬these collars will withstand salt water,‭ ‬mud puddles and snow‭ ‬–‭ ‬perfect for the winter dog.‭ ‬These collars come in delicious colors like soft purple and apple green.

Getting collared into the Green Movement is really simple after all.

Its not fair to leave your four-legged Bucks fan out of the game day action. Give him his own way to show off his Milwaukee pride with this adjustable dog collar! This collar features Milwaukee graphi...
Brand: FanaticsMerchant: Fanatics
$11.95
Never lose your dog again in the dark. This LED dog leash is perfect if you tend to take your dog (s) out for walks later in the evening. With just a click of a button, you can set the light to flash ...
Merchant: Walmart
$4.99
Color: Green; Insulated collar. Velcro strap keeps collar securely fastened. Suitable for 0.75 liter wine bottles. Made from stainless steel and neoprene. 4.25 in. Dia. x 9.06 in. H (0.68 lbs.) . Incl...
Brand: BlomusMerchant: Walmart
$33.18
Originally published December 2008
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