Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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How to Offset Your Pet

by Melissa Maroff

A medium-sized dog has the same environmental impact as a Toyota Land Cruiser driven 6,000 miles a yearâ€"while a cat is equivalent to a Volkswagen Golfâ€"claims New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale in their new book: “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living.” The authors let hamsters off a little easier, thoughâ€"they say that a pair of these little guys only does the same damage as a plasma television. I know, by this point you’re already thinking, “Do what?”

But don’t let the title and these “findings” scare yaâ€"it simply means that our four-legged family members inhabit the Earth with usâ€"and can do their part (with a little help from us) to lessen their environmental impact. Here are some ways to help our dogs and cats decrease their “carbon pawprints.”

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