Dogs are like humans in the quest for a healthy living. The conventional production of dog food uses synthetic chemicals, additives, and high amounts of insecticides, herbicides and pesticides. There is more awareness nowadays that all chemicals are the main reason behind the many aliments of diseases and sickness for human as well as pets.
Organic dog food has many advantages over the conventional type due to the strict standard set forth in the production that preserve the nutritional value. It is especially great for dogs who have allergies, skin irritations, digestive problems, and a weak immune system. It can also promote weight loss as organic food provides more energy for physical activity which will improve overall health condition. Due to the nutritional density of the organic dog food, we feed them less in quantity which automatically aids in the weight reduction and at the end of the day, less poop which is a plus.
Organic dog food is easier to the digestive tract due to less additive and fillers like grains, corn, preservative, flavorings or artificial chemicals. Just for those factors, the dog will have a better quality of nutrients in the diet which will has an awesome effect on how the dog improves the quality of their lifespan.
Organic dog food is more expensive compared to the conventional type. Many owners cannot afford or are not willing to invest in the organic section. But, it is worth the investment in both short and long term. For the short term, the feeding amount is lesser than the conventional dog food. Therefore, a bag of dog food lasts longer. It is very high in protein and other vitamins and minerals; therefore, the dog gets the best nutrients to boost up the immune system. In the long run, it will lead to lower veterinarian bills. Veterinarian visits are never a cheap trip and it is getting pricier every year. Investment in a better quality of organic dog food for a healthy pal is worth every penny if you are looking from this angle.
The definition of organic dog food means it does not contains preservatives, antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides. Many believe that these substances are the cause of human illnesses and our beloved dog will not be exempted if, we keep feeding them the same kind of toxic into their system. There are some recalls now and then of contaminated commercial dog food that caused a spike of sickness to the pet and so, we need to be more vigilant when choosing what type of dog food to avoid this circumstance.
Many are still leery of the organic food not because of the price tag, but because there is no scientific proof or clinical study that organic dog food will prevent sickness or prolong the lifespan of dogs. But, we take note of the continuously increasing number of dogs dying from cancer and tumors nowadays. Well, it is the same debate as to why human chooses organic food over the commercial products just because prevention is the best cure from any diseases.
If you browse through the internet on the effect of organic food from a real pet owner, they can testify the benefits of switching from the conventional dog food to the organic dog food and how it changes the quality of life of their pet.
When you are switching from the conventional dog food to the organic kind, mix part of both dog foods and gradually switch to the organic dog food to prevent diarrhea or any stomach issue. Also take into consideration of the amount of feed in order not to over feed them and eventually causing weight gain instead.
There are limited supplies of organic dog food in the local supermarket, local market or farm stores but there are variety of them available online like Amazon, Chewy, and other dog food suppliers. Shipping is free if your total spending has reached to a certain amount. I also work with my local co-op store and have them order the organic dog food in bulk for a lower price and free shipping.
For the sake of our beloved four-legged pal, you really need to learn to understand the ingredients of commercial dog food by reading the label. My earlier blog will point you to the right direction and hope this will help.