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The Green Life: Green Pet Care -- Food

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October 23, 2008

Green Pet Care -- Food

Protien_requirements_differHow green are your furry friends? This week we'll provide tips for pet owners.

Tip #4: Chew on Organics

Last year's massive pet food recall stunned pet owners, but the dirt on dog food doesn't end there. Even if it's not contaminated with melamine, conventional pet food is often made from low-grade animal byproducts, including meat from diseased livestock. Choose certified organic pet foods, which contain no pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or artificial ingredients. The Humane Society has tips for deciphering ingredients labels. If you're nutritionally inclined, you can make your own dog food. Always consult your veterinarian first to determine your pet's specific dietary needs.

Share your tips and thoughts: What do you feed your pet? Do you think it's worth the extra money to buy organic food for your cat or dog?

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