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Contact Willowdale Animal Hospital

Open 24 Hours, Year Round

256 Sheppard Ave. West
Toronto, ON M2N 1N3
(416) 222-5409

“More than one-half of Canadian households (53 per cent) own a cat or a dog. One in ten households (13 per cent) own both cats and dogs. The results suggest that there are over 7 million cats and over 5 million dogs living in Canadian homes.” Paws and Claws a Syndicated Study on Canadian Pet Ownership

Any creature that breathes, eats and produces waste has an impact on the environment and your pet is no exception. As communities look for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, pet owners too must play their part in reducing the waste that pets create. Using biodegradable doggy doo bags during dog walks is a start. Where compost programs are in place you may deposit fur, bedding from pet cages and wood shavings for Green Bin collection. Don’t forget to include any leftover pet food, fruits, vegetables, bones, meats, fish and poultry and use certified compostable liner bags.

Donate used pet toys, towels, blankets, bedding, leashes and litter boxes that are in decent condition to shelters. Try environmentally friendly natural pet cleaning products and wipe up messes with rags that you can wash or biodegradable wipes that you may put in the Green Bin. Clay kitty litter is fodder for landfill and is neither compostable nor biodegradable but there are natural litter alternatives made from wheat, alfalfa, oat hulls, corn cobs, peanut hulls or recycled newspaper.

Your pet is lucky to have you, but there continues to be millions of abandoned animals who need forever homes. Adopting a spayed or neutered animal from the shelter is the best environmentally friendly act of all.

For tips on how you and your pet can Go Green call Bloor Animal Hospital at 416-767-5817 or email

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