Should You Switch to Organic Pet food?

Many people choose to buy organic foods so that they can lead a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle. But should owners also switch to organic pet foods when it comes to feeding their four-legged friends?
Should You Switch to Organic Pet food?

Last update: 27 December, 2022

You can buy organic food pretty much everywhere. But what exactly are the benefits of organic foods? The main benefit of switching to organic pet food is that it’s great for promoting health and well-being.

Many organic foods are great for your pet’s health, containing vitamins and minerals like B12, vitamin E and zinc oxide. In general, they are made from natural ingredients such as organic turkey, brown rice, vegetables and linseed flour.

Organic pet foods for all budgets

You might think that buying organic food for your pet would be too expensive, but this isn’t necessarily the case. There are many affordable organic pet foods and treats on the market, and they are usually available in pet stores everywhere, as well as online.

Pet owners who have switched to organic pet foods often say that they don’t need to give their pets as much food, because their new diet is more filling and nutritious. So, should you switch to organic pet food? The answer should be obvious: after all, doesn’t your pet deserve the best?

If you eat only the freshest organic products, drink hormone-free milk and insist on buying pesticide-free meat for your family, then shouldn’t your four-legged friends eat the same healthy food?

Pet food today

Pet food has come a long way from the days of horse meat and leftovers. These days, there are many companies that make organic, natural dog food that is as delicious as it is nutritious.

A Jack Russell Terrier eating a carrot.

The demand for organic pet food has risen dramatically in recent years. Many companies have adapted their recipes to give pets a healthier diet and remove some of the less healthy ingredients.

The following pet foods are made with certified organic ingredients. That way, you can be sure that the word “natural” isn’t just false advertising.

These pet foods have to meet the same organic food standards as food made for human consumption: no toxic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, additives, preservatives, GMO, artificial flavoring, sweeteners, fats, or oils.

Organic pet foods on the market

With a wide range of dried and tinned foods for dogs and cats, many brands offer pet foods that come in a wide range of flavors, with up to 95% certified organic ingredients.

They often include ingredients such as chicken, peas, carrots, and brown rice. There is a huge variety on the market, with grain-free options, “light” options for obesity management, puppy food, food especially for indoor cats, as well as vegan treats for both dogs and cats.

Premium foods – rich in protein

Legendary actor Paul Newman’s organic empire has decided to delve into the world of pet food with a new line of premium recipes, which only use prime beef from Uruguay. It’s also free from poultry, grain and corn (2 of the most common pet allergies).

These foods are available for both dogs and cats, and come in special varieties for adults, puppies and kittens. Their farmhouse-style lamb and barley flavored dog treats have been particularly popular with consumers.

Home made food vs. commercial brands.

Naturally-balanced organic formulas

Made from organic chicken, brown rice, oats, barley, potatoes and carrots. These organic pet foods contain nutrients which promote a shiny coat and healthy skin, with fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6, canola oil, Vitamin E and Vitamin H.

While this organic recipe is currently only available for dogs, their recipes are great for animals of all ages, and can be fed to animals all over the world.

Dried meat organic pet foods

Nowadays, dried meat for dogs is made from 100% organic ingredients. Some pet food companies offer dried and tinned foods for dogs and cats, and can be given to pets of all ages.

Some of the newest products on the market include an organic vegan dog food and treats, and organically grown catnip.

Hypo-allergenic organic pet food

Companies that make dog food with 95% certified organic ingredients – wheat, soy and corn-free – use a very unique processing method. The ingredients are cooked on a low temperature so that they retain more of their nutrients.

Although it only comes in one variety of dog food, some companies use more than a hundred different steps to guarantee the quality of their product, and even sell their food in eco-friendly bags.

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