Will going green affect your pets?

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Author's Note: Will going green affect your pets?

Going green. It can affect every part of your life and, frankly, be a bit overwhelming sometimes. Just when I thought I had a handle on my children's chemical exposure by greening everything from crib mattresses to carpet cleaners, I realized my pets' supplies weren't up to par. Although they eat high-quality food, it's not organic. Their collars aren't made from natural fibers, and the pet shampoos we use are full of perfumes (but boy do they smell good when they're clean). It's clearly time to make a few changes to the way my pets live, too.

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