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Commentary: Dogs can get by just fine on a vegetarian diet

Every year in the U.S., our 180 million dogs and cats eat about 25 percent of all animal-derived calories consumed. Since the livestock industry is a top contributor to climate warming gas and water waste, the environmental toll from pet food is enormous.

It's also largely unnecessary, as some in Los Angeles are beginning to realize.

The Los Angeles Animal Services Board heard a proposal last month to switch dogs

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