Here boy: Organics for your pet
The sales of organic products has grown into a $23 billion business as more families choose organic and natural food products. Great for us, but let’s not forget our furry friends.
Even the family pet is dining on these specialty foods. According to the Organic Trade Association, sales of organic pet foods have multiplied tenfold since 2002.
Pet food recalls are a scary thing. These days you have to be a little skeptical of what youâ€™re giving your pets. And organic pet food has a lot of benefits.
Organic food often has just a few ingredients, but with way more nutritional value.
Most organic foods only procure real lean proteins, rather than crude protein. Crude protein is less nutritious and can come from throwaway animal parts such as feathers, heads and other bits. If meat is both organic and lean, this can ensure that your pet isnâ€™t ingesting any antibiotics or harmful chemicals that the animal consumed prior to becoming part of the food.
Think about what cats and dogs would eat in the wild. Many pets, like humans, are allergic to wheat or corn. Be sure to check the label of your new selection.
Personally, I grab my little guy’s organic cat food from Whole Foods, but some pet supply stores have organic varieties (check the label) and many Indy farmers markets sell organic made-from-scratch yummies for your dog or cat.