The pet food industry is facing growing ecological challenges, highlighting the urgent need to reassess our practices and dietary choices for our four-legged companions. Data reveals a significant carbon footprint within this industry, spanning from food production to waste management methods, alongside an escalating pressure on marine ecosystems due to overfishing for pet food sourcing. In this article, we will delve into these ecological issues and provide solutions for a more environmentally-friendly approach to animal nutrition.


Choosing eco-friendly ingredients

By carefully reading product labels, prioritizing sustainable ingredients, and choosing ethical sources, pet owners can promote eco-friendly practices within the industry.

Sustainable fishing Sustainable fishing ensures responsible exploitation of marine resources, preserving ocean biodiversity. Favoring local ingredients supports the circular economy and minimizes environmental impact.

Local sourcing reduces the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transport, contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a lighter ecological footprint. It also boosts the regional economy, supporting local farming communities and sustainable practices.

Benefits for your animals

Traditional pet food recipes sometimes contain chemical additives, synthetic preservatives, colorings, and allergens, which can impact our pets' long-term health. Sustainable options focus on reducing these elements, minimizing risks of food allergies and sensitivities, maintaining digestive health, and preventing common skin problems in pets.

Sustainable foods often come from producers committed to animal-friendly practices. Ethical and natural breeding conditions contribute to the emotional and physical well-being of animals. Happy, healthy pets provide higher quality products, improving the nutritional value of pet foods.

Ecological certifications: recognizing the commitment of brands

Eco-responsible packaging, although not widespread, is identifiable by certain logos. HDPE plastic (#2) is highly recyclable, making it an eco-friendly option. Compostable packaging also minimizes environmental impact.

Understanding labels and certifications is key. For instance, “Compensation Québec” certification indicates participation in offsetting greenhouse gases. "Carbon neutral" products imply no carbon footprint, often offset by initiatives like tree planting. Our KALŪ treat bags are a great example.

B corp certification represents compliance with strict standards in environmental sustainability and social ethics.

Eco-responsible packaging, although not widespread, is identifiable by certain logos. Plastic #2 (HDPE) is highly recyclable according to Recyc-Québec. As HDPE is the king plastic for packaging food, there are many recycling outlets, making it one of the most eco-friendly options. Compostable packaging is also a great option for minimizing the impact on the environment.

Eco-responsible initiatives

Beyond the products, explore the eco-responsible initiatives implemented by companies. Learn how some brands are working to reduce their environmental footprint , engaging in conservation projects, and contributing to sustainable farming practices. This may include sustainable zero-waste packaging , waste collections, local sourcing, waste and loss management programs or efforts to reduce their overall carbon footprint.

These initiatives are shaping an industry that evolves towards a more conscious and planet-friendly approach. By highlighting these efforts, we encourage a collective transition towards a more environmentally respectful industry and better animal health.


This article provides tips for pet owners to reduce their waste: How to Minimize Your Four-Legged Friend's Environmental Footprint (FR)


In conclusion, your purchasing decisions can contribute to a greener industry. By choosing KALŪ, you support our mission to revolutionize animal nutrition with higher standards of quality and responsibility. We aim to offer the best for your pets and future generations.

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