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Jack LaLanne, Early Raw Food Devotee
Old TV show video reveals Happy's diet
Beloved fitness guru Jack Lalanne with his sidekick Happy.

I was saddened to read that fitness visionary Jack LaLanne died over the weekend—at the impressive age of 96. Even though I wasn’t really his target audience (housewives), I loved his exercise-in-your-living-room program, and one of my favorite aspects of the show was Happy, a sleek, sweet German Shepherd.

Reading about LaLanne over the past few days, I discovered he was a pioneer of more than fitness and juicing; he was an early raw-food-for-dogs advocate. Check out this clip where Happy struts his stuff and LaLanne reveals that his dog eats 6 pounds of raw meat a day. It’s another great example where healthy dog equals healthy owner.

Thanks Jack for being such a fine example of living healthy and taking great care of your dog—way before it was cool. Oh, and thanks for rocking that jumpsuit!

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Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom.

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