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I use pine pellets rather than a traditional litter ... much better.
An average-sized dog consumes about 360 pounds of meat in a year and about 210 pounds of cereal. Taking into account the amount of land it takes to generate that amount of food and the energy used, that makes your dog quite the carbon hound. A 2009 study by New Zealandís Victoria University of Wellington concluded that pet dogs have carbon paw prints double that of a typical SUV.
I wish my cats would eat birds. I mean, I love birds, but it would be better diet for them than cat food. And I was fine with my dog eating possums for the same reasons, I just couldn't watch her do it, so I wouldn't let her at the end of a leash ....
I'd have been fine with her eating rabbits (not someone's pet) for the same reason.
I have almost never seen a domesticated cat eat what it kills. My husband once found half a mouse, indicating that part might have been eaten. But Joe and Brother did a lot of killing without ever eating. I'd let them out and check for about 30 minutes, and then forget, and then bam ... dead bunny or dead bird.
Well, not bam. They played with them to death. Carried them around. Broke their little necks from the wear and tear. But didn't eat.
My brother once had a cat named Dreyfus, who have been fixed but apparently could still spray - and occasionally did. He used to bring home live birds as well as dead ones. It was not unusual to have a pigeon of some kind occasionally flying around the house before we could capture it.