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Raw Pet Food Junkies

From: The Environment Report
Length: 03:33

Pet food scare has some people fixing food for Fido at home.

Woodywaitsinwater_small The contaminated pet food headlines have given some pet owners new arguments for holistic pet food. There's a dedicated bunch of folks who think pets should be fed raw meats and vegetables instead of grain-based commercial pet foods. The movement is gaining momentum since pets started falling sick and dying from the contaminated pet food.

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The contaminated pet food headlines have given some pet owners new arguments for holistic pet food. There's a dedicated bunch of folks who think pets should be fed raw meats and vegetables instead of grain-based commercial pet foods. The movement is gaining momentum since pets started falling sick and dying from the contaminated pet food.

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AW PET FOOD JUNKIES
Joyce Kryszak
April 30, 2007

Reports of contaminated pet foods, causing illness and even death, have pet owners scurrying for safe alternatives to feed their animals. Joyce Kryszak reports that's opening a door of opportunity for advocates of holistic pet feeding:

"This is Woody."

You'd never guess that Woody is 11 to look at her. The mid-sized mixed breed is as spry as a puppy. And as hungry as one, too, since we rudely showed up at her dinner time. But Woody's owner, Alexandra Murphy says this is a good time to get a peek at Woody's menu.

"Today, for breakfast she got two chicken wings, and she got a couple of chicken gizzards. She's going to have that for dinner and before she goes to bed tonight she's going to have two to three ounces of ground up veggies."

Murphy says she's a "raw feeder." That means her dog Woody and 11-year-old cat, TJ, only ea...
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Host intro: Reports of contaminated pet foods, causing illness and even death, have pet owners scurrying for safe alternatives to feed their animals. Joyze Kryszak reports that's opening a door of opportunity for advocates of holistic pet feeding.

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