Eco Friendly versus Green Pet Products

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Green Pet Products

Eco Friendly green pet products are the latest marketing trend for consumers who want to purchase green pet products that are safe for the environment.  As a result of this marketing trend, many pet product companies and marketing businesses have jumped on the opportunity to represent their products to environmentally conscious consumers.

Being an inventor and marketer for CatTamboo brand eco friendly interactive cat toys and teaser toys for small dogs has given me something to say on the topic!  As a consumer myself, I have to start by asking a good question:  Can Plastic really be Eco Friendly?

This is a valid question that I’m certain many are asking.  We see it all the time where companies producing green pet products made from indestructible plastics are marketing their “Eco Friendly” pet toys.  First, we should begin the topic with a clear distinction: There are really two consumer buying patterns to look at here.

  1. Consumers are motivated to purchase green pet products that are safe for the environment.
  2. Consumers are loyal to businesses that make an effort to protect the environment.

If you are a consumer who is looking for green pet products that are safe for the environment, you can find them among the eco friendly pet products available in our line of green pet products. Otherwise, you might have to do some digging to find green pet products that are actually “green” in that they are safe for the environment.

The places that occupied the first page of my search are major pet product companies and when you click their link, you get an array of products….most made from plastics.  Many of the products boast themselves as Eco Friendly because they have catnip in them or use some type of product from nature.


However, these companies also produce and sell large volumes of cheep plastic toys that pollute our environment.

The fact is that companies in the pet industry have realized that appealing to either of the two consumer buying patterns is the goal.  As a consumer, your goal will naturally be to find companies that fit both categories.  These companies will likely have a brand new, innovative, green pet product because they will have begun with the premise of being Green.

So in summary and to Answer the Question: Can Plastic really be Eco Friendly?

The answer is yes.  But plastic is not a green material and green pet products are not made out of plastic.  However, a business that produces plastic pet products can claim their plastic pet product is eco friendly if they:

  1. Use recycled plastics
  2. Make an effort to reclaim and Recycle the plastic products that they produce
  3. Attempt to conserve energy and reduce waste/pollution when making their plastic products.

Companies producing large amounts of plastic and distributing them throughout the world are also appealing to Consumers who are loyal to businesses that make an effort to protect the environment….and if your business is plastic, then consumers these days might accept the reality of plastic toys but will require that you go about your business in an environmentally conscious way.

About our green pet products:  CatTamboo pet toys use long, all natural, custom made rods to fly a wing arrangement around the house.

Cat toy product comparison

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Cat Toy Product Comparison by CatTamboo™ Pet Toys

cat toy product comparisonCatTamboo cat toys are physically twice as long as the cat wand and pet fishing toys. It is true that most cats will play with anything, but most people will not! We designed CatTamboo™ pet toys for you to give you something you will enjoy teasing your cat with.

This pet toy is made to be fun for pets and people!

This is why our teaser toys are the best cat toys.  CatTamboo™ pet toys are not available at many large outlet stores. The best place to get them is online! We do have CatTamboo cat toys in some brick and mortar pet stores and we continue to expand the availability of our cat toys.
There are some similar products to CatTamboo available in Petsmart and Petco stores across the country.  The most similar pet product is called a Cat Dancer and is basically a 3 ft piece of wire with a cardboard tip on the end.  The Cat Dancer might be one of the most popular cat toys out there. Da Bird interactive cat toys are the other competitor that has taken a large piece of the cat toy market.  Their interactive cat toy is a string and feather tied to a fiberglass rod. If you use these cat toys, please be careful with the ends of the rods. It is all fun and game until someone gets an eye poked out!

The difference in experience between these two leading cat toys products and CatTamboo™ interactive cat toys is night and day! Our pet toys are actually 100% unique in comparison.

I guess you have to pick them up or compare them to see the real difference.

Interactive Cat toy comparison: Are they all the same?

Are all interactive cat toys the same? It may seems like a waste of energy to make an interactive cat toy comparison, but the reason we pose the question is because many people do feel that they are all basically the same thing. I recently heard the argument from a well known cat therapist that cats will play with almost anything.  The point being made was that CatTamboo® pet toys, though clearly better than other pet toys, aren’t necessary that revolutionary because a cat will play with anything. The catch is that many people will not play with just anything! Neither will older or less playful cats! And, most cat owners want the best for their pets.

Interactive Cat Toy Comparison or Discussion

There is a reason why most cat therapists aren’t pet product developers, but this therapist that felt that all interactive cat toys are the same does represent some percentage of people who own cats and love their cats.  

From the view of a product developer, The Consumer is King.

Consumers consistently demand better, more innovative products. We use natural material to make our premium hand-crafted Tamboo® rods that achieve a more perfect, balanced flight performance.

Consumers have been hosed because the ever expanding junkyard of completely uninteresting cat toys.

The manufacturers of most short wand type cat toys are from China and only care about feeding the consumer with more junk for profit.

CatTamboo® pet toys are American made by Americans that love pets and people.  We bring innovation and excellence to pet product consumers.

These pet toys are a spark of invention that ignited the fires of innovative product development that is continually ongoing.  The fuel for this innovation was passion for pets and people.

It is challenging to produce a pet product that meets the wants and demands of consumers. CatTamboo® pet products have been through many peaks and valleys to arrive where they are today.

I don’t believe that cats will play with almost any toy.  But I do think that most cats, regardless of age, will play with CatTamboo pet toys.  I also know that most people will not play for long with their cats if the cat toy is short and awkward to use. But once they experience the fun of a CatTamboo, they might be more willing to form a new play routine with their cat(s).

The amount of appreciation that consumers have given for introducing CatTamboo pet toys has been fantastic.  The proof is plain to see.  Americans appreciated new pet product innovations.  They also want pet products from companies that have the consumer’s best interests in mind.

At CatTamboo, we view every pet product consumer as our P and P (pet and people) customer.  It is our passion to bring these pet toys into every P and P household to share the joy that the experience of what Doing the CatTamboo can bring!
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