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No, gourmet dog food isn’t necessarily better — for your dog or for the planet

Tuesday, April 29, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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Washington Post

How much does your dog impact the environment? A whole lot, according to sustainable-living gurus Brenda and Robert Vale. In their 2009 book “Time To Eat the Dog,” a medium-size dog’s environmental impact is about double that of an average sport utility vehicle. Dog lovers and environmental analysts immediately dismissed the Vales’ claim, but the controversy bears exploration because it offers a lesson in the meaning of green living and how our pets fit into the equation…

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