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Finding Your Dog's Ecological 'Pawprint': A Hybrid EIO-LCA of Dog Food Manufacturing

Abstract Many relationships exist between humans and their animal companions. Regardless of the relationship, the costs of pet ownership are more than just veterinary bills and the purchase of pet food. The purpose of this study is to examine the environmental impacts associated with ownership of canus lupus familiaris, more commonly known as the domesticated dog. Since dogs are carnivorous by nature, there has already been significant interest in the ecological ‘pawprint’ of pet food, or the pressure that dog food production exerts on the environment.

This study utilizes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to determine the environmental impacts of industrial pet food production and furthermore, pet ownership through nutritional requirements. Additio... (more)
Created Date 2013-05
Contributor Rushforth, Richard (Author) / Moreau, Michael (Author)
Subject Dog Food / Life Cycle Assessment
Series Course Project Report Series
Type Text
Language English
Identifier Stock Number: SSEBE-CESEM-2013-CPR-005
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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