The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems

Is Eco-Friendly Pet Food Good for Your Pets?

December 12, 2022 Mary Lucero Season 2 Episode 5
The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems
Is Eco-Friendly Pet Food Good for Your Pets?
Show Notes

    Join host Mary Lucero to explore and challenge ideas stemming from new research.  These ideas suggest that because plant based diets for cats and dogs may have a lower greenhouse gas footprint than meatier pet foods.  But are they shortsighted?  Can cats and dogs stay healthy eating carbohydrate rich plant foods?  Can we find strategies for pet care that are more aligned with nature?



Pedrinelli, V., Teixeira, F.A., Queiroz, M.R. et al. Environmental impact of diets for dogs and cats. Sci Rep 12, 18510 (2022).

Rosen, M.  Dry pet food may be more environmentally friendly than wet food.  Science News. November 28, 2022.

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The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems Podcast Introduction by David Lucero.
Theme music by Zakhar Valaha 

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