Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Look at Organic Dog Food

Nowadays we tend to return to foods that are 100% natural, with added chemicals, no technology involved in the process of production or growing…all natural. This is because we are concerned with our state of health, as we are constantly bombarded with chemicals and additives. The same thing is true when it comes to our beloved companions: dogs! Their health is as important as ours.

In organic dog food you can find: natural chicken (raised without growth hormones and antibiotics and fed only a 100% natural, all-vegetable diet, the chicken meat provides amino acids essential for muscles, hormones, enzymes, antibodies and structural and protective tissues) natural chicken meal, chicken fat, menhaden fish meal, organic soy meal, organic brown rice, barley, flax seed meal, peas, carrots, oats, and so on; these are all natural products, with no presence of chemicals in it. In this kind of food you will never find: poultry by-products, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics or steroids, chemical additives or artificial preservatives, wheat or corn (as it may cause allergy to some dogs), artificial colors and dyes. If you can find one of the above in what was told to you that is organic food for your dog, then you were tricked.

Organic dog food has a lot of benefits for your dog. Here are 5 of the most important:

1. Quality of life and longevity: by feeding him organic dog food you can help ensure your dog lives a long, happy and healthy life. A luxurious, shiny coat, energy to run and play, a healthy weight and a strong immune system can maximize your dog’s life expectancy and quality of life into old age.
2. Better overall health and stronger immunity.
3. More energy and a healthy weight
4. Reduction of skin ailments and allergies
5. Fewer digestive disorders.

By looking at the above, I can only say that if you really love your dog, then organic dog food is the thing to feed him with, even though it is much more expensive. But in the end, does the happiness and health of your trustful companion really has a price?

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