Organic Dog Food Ė Should You Feed Organic Food to Your Pet Dog?
By Michael Lee
These days, going eco-friendly
and organic is all the rage, and you can see people striving
to make a change in their lifestyles and their eating habits.
So why not include dog food in the organic crusade?
Sales of organic dog food are going up, and this is due
to the fact that pet owners who are trying to eat well also
want their dogs to do the same. People are starting to think
that the usual commercial dog foods arenít the best option (especially
with the dog food recall), and that organic dog food
is the key to keeping their dogs healthy.
Many dog owners are convinced
that organic dog food ensures better health for their
pets. However, there havenít been any studies or reports that
make such a claim, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
itself also states that the main difference lies in how the
food is produced and processed, not in their nutritional content.
Nevertheless, this doesnít stop
people from helping their pets adopt an organic diet, and the
fact that organic dog food uses more wholesome ingredients
is already a major part of its appeal.
What goes into organic dog food?
The manufacturers of these meals all have their own approach to
the ingredients, and they promise that their products donít make
use of growth hormones, antibiotics, and artificial flavorings.
Organic dog food made out of chicken, for example, usually
uses free-range chickens. Even dog treats can be manufactured using
organic whole grains.
If youíre thinking about switching
your dogís diet to organic dog food, there are a few things
you should consider. First is the price. Organic dog food
is more expensive than regular dog food, so you should first look
at the food options available and determine which one is within
You should also do your research
on organic dog food manufacturers and learn more about their
production process and their reputation as well.
Donít forget to consult your veterinarian
first before making the switch. Making the change to organic
dog food isnít applauded by all veterinarians, so itís best
to find out from your vet how this change can affect your dog.
Organic dog food has many
positive points, but you shouldnít forget to look at the other side
of it as well. It may turn out that your dog is most suited to what
he currently eats, so do your research first and donít rush him
into a complete diet overhaul.
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