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Organic Dog Food

Updated on June 25, 2010

According to some veterinary nutrition specialists a variety of adverse effects on your dog's health and well-being can be attributed to significant number of the widely available dog foods that are commercially produced on the market. Due to this concerning fact, many smaller and more regional pet food companies have begun to produce a higher quality Organic Dog Food that is more beneficial to your dog.

One of the most significant aspects of Organic Dog Food is to ensure that the food is not over-saturated with chemical preservatives, as well as artificial colors and flavors. If given to your dog, these additives can be found to be considerably harmful and may cause an adverse effect on digestion; increased frequency as well as change in type and size of bodily excretion; and disruption in normal behavior. Although Organic Dog Food may not look like, smell like, or have the consistency of commercial dog food the conscientious dog owner must note that artificial colors and flavors are not found in organic dog food and that can only be good for your dog.

The use of meat by-products and low grade meat combinations is shunned in the process of producing Organic Dog Food. Organic Dog Food only contains meat that is suitable for human consumption, and which is specifically labeled as called human grade. Included in this category of meats are: lamb, turkey, and sometimes the giblets from chickens. Furthermore, vegetables that are grown without the aid of herbicides and pesticides are used in organic dog food. These chemicals are harmful to the environment because they can seep into the soil and leave behind traces that can negatively affect the local flora and fauna for decades. So you can just imagine how harmful they must be to your dog.

Bulky fillers products, such as corn or chemically processed wheat and soy are acknowledged by veterinarians to have the potential to negatively impact your dog's digestive system. None of these products are generally contained in Organic Dog Food. Organically grown and easily digestible grains, like oats and barley are the ones that are usually incorporated in Organic Dog Food.

Some of the more popular types of Organic Dog Foods include:

  • Castor and Pollux Organix Canine Formula Organic Dog Food 
  • Dr. Harvey's Canine Health Dehydrated Dog Food 
  • Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Dog Food Thrive 
  • Innova Small Bites Dry Dog Food 
  • Natural Balance Organic Formulas Dry Dog Food 
  • Nature's Variety Freeze Dried Diets 
  • Newman's Own Organics Adult Dog Dry Food 
  • Newman's Own Organics Canned Dog Food 
  • Only Natural Pet Fresh Filets - Freeze-Dried Dog Food 
  • Raw Advantage Organic Dinner for Dogs 
  • Raw Advantage Organic Rock Island Raw

If you really care for your dog then you will want to make a difference in your pet's nutrition by making the switch to a healthy diet of Organic Dog Food. It will not take long for you to notice the difference in energy level, activity and general overall health that the switching to Organic Dog Food has made in the life of your family dog.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I've been thinking about looking into organic food for my dogs. Your hub has just nudged me into action. Thanks.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Need to look at this for my dogs. Thanks

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