Eco-friendly dog pee pads aren’t just good for the planet, they’re good for you and your dog too! You’d hope that all puppy pads would be safe for your dog, and eco-friendly, but they’re not. Many contain materials that aren’t pet-friendly, like bleach and dyes. Others are made through a non-eco-friendly manufacturing process. That’s why it’s important to know what goes into the puppy pad you’re buying and just what exactly it means when you hear ‘eco-friendly puppy pad.
Materials Used in WizSmart Eco Friendly Pee Pads
Different manufacturers use different materials in their puppy pads. All pads use some kind of absorbent material, usually fluff pulp (i.e. cellulose, made from trees), a plastic PE sheet, and usually a polymer that converts liquid to gel. Some fibers are more effective and eco-friendlier than others. The absorbent material used by WizSmart dog pads is created by the fibers from more than 80 million unused, reclaimed baby diapers along with a natural, sustainable, Eucapet fiber which is made from eucalyptus trees. Eucapet is grown by companies committed to Certified Responsible Forestry. Because the renewal cycle for eucalyptus trees is around 6-7 years, which is much faster than trees normally used in fluff pulp manufacturing in the Northern Hemisphere (pine trees), that means it’s a more sustainable fiber. This mix of virgin fibers and material is what helps WizSmart puppy pads achieve the superior absorption and fast drying they’re known for, plus it helps the environment. In the case of WizSmart, being eco friendly doesn’t compromise quality.
Many dog pads claim to have a built-in attractant to help your pet find its way to the pad when it is time to go. This attractant is usually ammonia, but some manufacturers add “fresh grass” scents and even pheromones that are designed to get the attention of puppies. Since puppies develop a preference for the substrate (or surface) they will search out to pee on, it’s important to consider what kind of scented puppy pad you select. WizSmart dog pads use a natural attractant created by a perfume designer that safely and more effectively attracts puppies to its pads.
Designed to Minimize How Many Puppy Pads You Need
Most puppy pads hold two-to-three cups of urine, while one WizSmart pad holds up to 5 – 10 cups depending on the pad size, with a superfast and superior drying time. That means the next time your puppy has to go, the pad is dry. Because each pad can hold up to 5 – 10 cups of urine, you’re not constantly having to replace the pad after a single use. WizSmart pads absorb more than twice the average pad, and twice as fast. And the wicking area is less than half the average size. This drives overall pad efficiency and, ultimately, lessons the number of soiled pads that are sent to the landfill.
Benefits of Eco-Friendly Puppy Pads
When you use eco-friendly pads, such as WizSmart Puppy Pads, you’re helping the environment in several ways:
- You’re Using Reclaimed Materials
Because WizSmart uses unused, reclaimed baby diapers in its manufacturing process, they are re-using materials that otherwise would have gone into a landfill, damaged wildlife and the environment, and become part of the disposal problem in America.
- No Dyes, Bleaches and Other Harmful Chemicals
By not using harmful chemicals like bleach and dyes, WizSmart pads decrease the environmental toxicity of those substances in our landfills. That means no additional bleach, dyes or chemical are leached into the soil or water, or impact wildlife.
- Less Plastic in Landfills
Breaking down plastic is a hard, lengthy and toxic job for the landfill. So by using less pads, less plastic is going into the landfills.