updated 1/28/2005 4:58:01 PM ET 2005-01-28T21:58:01

San Francisco is considering steps to make sure its dogs are well cared for.

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The Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed law setting minimum creature comforts for the more than 100-thousand dogs that live in the city.

The ordinance would regulate the nutritional quality of food fed to dogs, how water is served and specific requirements for dog shelters.

For example, water would have to be served in a non-tipping bowl. And dog houses would have to have a raised floor and dry, clean bedding that’s appropriate for the weather.

The ordinance is expected to be approved on Tuesday.

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