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A new bill in the Florida legislature will give pet parents an incentive to help their dogs drop those extra pounds.
If passed, the bill will exempt diet dog foods from being charged sales tax to those dog owners whose veterinarian has prescribed a low-calorie, reduced fat diet for the health of the pet.
While some pet owners think the tax break is a great idea, one that will help in the fight against pet obesity, others are adamantly opposed, saying it’s not the responsibility of the tax payers to keep pets in good shape.
“Let him out in the back yard, throw him a ball, get active. It’s not that hard,” pet owner, Aubrey Greenwell, who is against the new legislation, told First Coast News.
What’s your take? Are you for or against tax breaks for diet dog foods? Would you welcome this legislation in your own state?