People often ask us: "Why do I need the Potty Patch for dogs
if they can just walk out to the lawn or dog park and wait while Fido does his business?" Many people don’t realize that this doggie bathroom ritual actually takes its toll on the environment. If you’re enthusiastic about living an eco-friendly life, our Potty Patches are sustainable pet products that will save you time as well as reduce your negative impact on the planet. Here are just a few reasons why!
We know that there are other indoor potty solutions available for dogs. Most of these are made from artificial turf; however, dog owners who have tried these options know that they have many drawbacks. In addition to requiring constant cleaning, artificial turf is known to emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). According to the EPA, “VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands.” These chemical fumes put you, your family, and your pets at risk, and ultimately contribute to air pollution.
Doesn’t Kill Real Grass
There’s a reason that people in your neighborhood have “No Pee!” signs in their yard. Dog urine contains high levels of nitrogen, which can kill grass and plants. We known that grass, plants, and trees are an important part of the urban ecosystem, absorbing carbon dioxide and emitting oxygen, which all living things need to thrive.
No Plastic Doggie Bags
All good dog owners carry plastic bags to pick up after their animal when it has to make a bowel movement. Although this chore helps keep our yards and dog parks free of feces, it actually has a secondary negative effect on the planet. According to the Earth Policy Institute, “about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute around the world” and a single plastic bag can take up to 500 years to degrade in the landfill. Even if they do eventually break down, these bags are made from petroleum and other toxins that eventually leach into our soil and water. Want to take good care of your pet while also saving the planet? Potty Patch for dogs is an easy solution! Order yours today