Organic seems to be very important to many of our two-legged pets. Are yours concerned about eating organic foods and buying organic materials? Well, now you can join that wave with your own organic and natural foods and other assorted products.
Reilly here again! I’ve found some natural and organic dog food and other products that will help your pets keep the family organic.
Oh, yeah, that includes a bunch of natural dog treats! How could I forget dog treats?
What exactly is organic? Well, here’s some information I found (ahem), okay, that Chip found for me.
- Organic materials and food are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. In other barks, they are grown completely by themselves in their natural environment.
- Organic foods should be certified by the USDA as being organic. Otherwise, you might not have something 100% organic. However, there are products and food that contain organic materials. From what
I’vewe’ve found these usually have 70% organic materials. Be careful to have your pets read the labels of food and treats to make sure that they actually are organic and not just partly organic.
- What’s the different between organic and natural materials you ask? To use a quote from the American Association of Feed Control Officials; natural is: “A feed or ingredient derived solely from plant, animal or mined sources, either in its unprocessed state or having been subjected to physical processing, heat processing, rendering, purification extraction, hydrolysis, enzymolysis or fermentation, but not having been produced by or subject to a chemically synthetic process and not containing any additives or processing aids that are chemically synthetic except in amounts as might occur unavoidably in good manufacturing practices.”
Do you actually know what any of that means, Reilly???
Well, I CAN read too, Chip! All that chemical speak really means is that the food is minimally processed and grown in a natural environment, for example a field outside instead of inside in a lab.
Natural and organic dog food and treats are not as strictly tested and regulated as our pets organic food is. However, they do make them for us dogs.
They even make organic dog toys, collars, leashes, shampoos, beds and carriers! Organic everything! The materials used are made from organic grown materials. They look just like regular non-organic items.
So if your pets are organically minded and you want to join them, lead them to these items and then you can become organically minded as well!
Here are some organic dog foods and treats I thought you might like to try. I will let Chip follow up with another post on other organic products.