The plastic in the kibble packaging, the meat, the origin of the products, all this raises questions. Some studies even go so far as to compare having a large dog with the CO2 footprint of an SUV. So pcould we be environmentally responsible and have a dog? Should a dog eat organic? Can he be a vegetarian? Explanations by Mélanie Guisset, from Melting. Green.

An American study from 2009 reveals that the annual CO2 footprint of a large dog is the same as that of a large car traveling 10,000 km per year. And this is apparently almost entirely due to his diet: an enormous amount of meat and, for example,Surprisingly, the use of pesticides by many brands of croquettes or industrial pies for dogs and cats.

Vets pretty much agree: a dog needs animal protein to be healthy. But at a time when research is pushing us to reduce and control our meat consumption, what about our pets’ consumption? Do we ever think about it?

Melanie Guisset went to meet vets and visited a brand new Belgian start-up, the first Walloon company to offer organic dog food.

Solutions therefore exist and can even become trendy!