Going green is all the rage right now. Green cars, green improvements you can do on your house and property and many other creative ways you can decrease your carbon footprint.  One of these ways is to upgrade your dog’s lifestyle and stuff to be more “green.” You can do this by buying organic food, using dog supplies created using recycled or organic material, and getting your favoirite pet an all-natural dog bed. Dog beds made using organic materials come in a great variety of styles and types. If you have allergies, these are especially great as many of the of these naturally repel dust mites, mildew, mold, fungus, bacteria. A few of the dog bedding options available to the person wanting to upgrade their dog beds to more eco-friendly choices are: Hemp, latex and all natural cotton. Hemp is an all-natural, sustainable crop grown without the need for pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.  It is a very durable fabric that is resistant to tears and abrasions. It also softens as it ages and is overall very comfortable for your dog. Latex is another option for an eco-friendly dog bed. It is a natural material acquired by milking a rubber tree. It is a thick and durable material that is much more dense and heavier than plastic. It is also quite comfortable and acts like an all-natural memory foam for your hound. It resists dust mites, mold, fungus and bacteria. It’s one of the few 100% washable foam materials. It can last up to 30 years if properly cared for. Cotton is a great option for those looking for more variety. Be careful though as not all cotton is eco-friendly. A good deal of cotton is grown with pesticides and other such chemicals, so to be sure you're getting a "green" bed, you will want to check that it is made using 100% natural chemical free cotton.  There are other options out there and new, green technologies are being introduced all the time.  There are also a great variety of natural fillings that will further the “greenness” of your dog bedding.