The plastic in kibble packaging, the meat, the origin of the products, all of this raises questions. Some studies even go so far as to compare having a large dog to the carbon footprint of an SUV. So, pcould we be eco-responsible and have a dog? Should a dog eat organic? Can he be vegetarian? Explanations by Mélanie Guisset, from Melting. Green.
A 2009 American study reveals that the annual carbon footprint of a large dog is the same as that of a large car traveling 10,000 km per year. And this is obviously due almost exclusively to his diet: a huge amount of meat and, sSurprisingly, the use of pesticides by many brands of croquettes or industrial pies for dogs and cats.
Veterinarians are fairly unanimous: a dog needs animal protein to be healthy. But at a time when studies are pushing us to reduce and control our meat consumption, what about that of our pets? Do we ever think about it?
Melanie Guisset went to meet veterinarians and visited a brand new Belgian start-up, the first Walloon company to offer organic food for dogs.
Solutions therefore exist and could even become trendy!