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Organic Pet Food

Updated on March 20, 2011

It is common knowledge that cats and dogs have very brief intestinal tracts which are specifically designed to digest raw foods. These animals are natural hunters and carnivores, therefore it is important to keep that in mind when the time comes to determine what kind of diet is best for our pets. That is one of the main reasons why more and more pet owners are switching from the pet foods which are conventionally available in a wide range of grocery and veterinary retailers over to Organic Pet Food.

Cats only eat meat, thus they are considered to be "obligate carnivores." Dogs have a slightly greater leeway in their diet composition, but are still carnivores first and foremost. Most commercial dry pet food contains ingredients that are not as easily digested by cats and dogs such as corn and wheat, and non-meat by-products. After all, it is highly unlikely that a cat or a dog in the wild would eat a cob of corn! These ingredients are not present in Organic Pet Food. It is sheer fallacy to feed something along these lines to a cat especially as their digestive system is simply not equipped to handle it.

It is interesting to note that in the wild, canines and felines will generally only consume starches while eating the intestinal tracts of their herbivorous prey! The amount of this type of carbohydrate which this source provides is extremely small as an overall percentage of the diet of the carnivore, thus it is patently absurd to feed a dog or cat a diet high in starches and sugars!

Organic human-grade meats not containing fillers, flavor enhancers or other chemical additives are used in Organic Pet Foods. Also available to pet owners are a variety of raw, freeze-dried formulas of Organic Pet Food.

It is of great benefit to have a complete understanding of which ingredients commercial pet food products contain in order to point out the advantages of feeding your cat or dog Organic Pet Food. Commercial pet foods contain a significant number of chemical preservatives that are present in the formula exclusively to considerably extend their shelf life. Dry commercial cat and dog foods usually have more preservatives than canned foods.

The two main artificial chemicals BHA & BHT are elements in a number of the synthetic preservatives used in commercial cat and dog food: These chemicals have been identified by medical and veterinary studies as holding the potential for being cancer-causing substances. Furthermore, expensive meats that are used in Organic Pet Foods are usually substituted with additives that have very nutritional value and in some cases, purely negligible value in a nutritional sense. In a large number of these commercial pet foods, considerable percentages of animal fat is integrated into the formula so in order to keep the animal fat which has been added from going rancid over time, preservatives must be added as well. In addition to preservatives, commercial pet food contains ingredients like sweeteners, thickeners, and artificial color as additional additives. All of these elements are completely absent from Organic Pet Food, and thus it is easy to understand why it should be the choice diet for your pet.

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