Natural and Organic Pet Food Brands to Consider
Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 10:09 am
We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat.” The same truth applies to the furry companions in our lives. Dogs and cats have evolved to eat a pretty specific diet, yet many commercial pet food companies create recipes that include mystery ingredients and several fillers like corn that your pet never evolved to digest in the first place. Your pet’s energy level, coat and skin condition, and overall pet health can be affected by the food you put in their bowl.
If you’re considering switching your pet’s food to a higher quality option, consider buying natural or organic varieties. These foods include top quality ingredients without fillers, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. Some are even good enough for humans to eat. While natural or organic foods may cost more initially, think about how much you’ll save in overall vet bills. Plus, your furry friends will feel much better, and you can’t put a price their happiness. Here are some natural or organic brands to consider:
Wellness – Wellness pet foods are made using only natural, high quality ingredients. They never use any ingredient considered to be allergenic. Wellness also produces special recipes of pet food designed to help with any allergies or special diets your dog or cat may follow.
Castor & Pollux Organix – Castor & Pollux Organix offers the most complete line of USDA certified food for pets. All of their products are made using whole, natural ingredients. Castor & Pollux uses high quality proteins like turkey or chicken as the #1 ingredient in their recipes. Their foods do not contain common allergens like corn or wheat, so your pet can feel great! Castor & Pollux also produces high quality treats and toys for playtime.
Grandma Lucy’s – All of Grandma Lucy’s pet food products are made using high-quality, all-natural ingredients. Each recipe is cooked in just the right way to keep as many nutrients in the food as possible. For a majority of their products, Grandma Lucy’s uses a freeze drying process. This allows for their products to have a long shelf-life and retain as many nutrients as the day the food was made. In addition to crafting high quality dog and cat food, they also offer oven baked treats your pet will surely love!
Natura Karma – Natura’s Karma line of pet food is made using 95% organic ingredients. The Karma pet foods are made with organic chicken and a variety of organic whole grains. None of their foods contain common allergens like corn, wheat, or soy. All of Natura’s foods must undergo over 100 quality control checks before it can be shipped out to stores. They use special cooking techniques to preserve as many nutrients as possible.
There are several other organic and natural pet food brands on the market today. Talk to your vet or trusted pet trainer and do a little research to find the food that’s best for your pet!