You Eat Organic Why Not Your Pup?

You take the time to read every label, compare ingredients and make sure you are eating the freshest most nutritional organic food you can find.  Why wouldn't you do the same for your best friend?

Feeding your doggie wholesome organic food will;

  • Improve the look and feel of the skin and coat
  • Boost Energy
  • Promote healthy weight
  • Help with allergies since there are no artificial colors or additives
  • Make you feel better knowing your dog is eating the best food possible
  • Promote a healthier, happier and longer life 

What To Look For

Although organic food may be a little more expensive your dog will usually need less food due to its high nutritional value. Remember to always look for the USDA seal which means that the food is at least 95% organic. Please keep in mind just because it is organic doesn't necessarily mean it's healthier. The food may contain organic sugars and grains that are disproportionate to the amount of meat so it is important to read the label thoroughly. If the label states "made with organic ingredients" at least 70% meet the criteria.

Avoid terms such as "meat protein" and "animal fats" - The animal and meat should be named specifically. This is similar to what's listed on a hot dog only the standard for dogs is much lower.  Always keep in mind ingredient lists put what they contain the most of first, so what's at the top is the most important. Another term to avoid is "animal grade".  If it is approved by the USDA it is not animal grade.  If it is approved the food is of a much higher quality.  Meat should always be listed as the first ingredient and it should be specific.

How about making your own!

If you enjoy cooking you may love to prepare your pooches meals yourself.  From custom dishes for picky eaters to dehydrating organic dog food there is a vast variety of options for you to explore to keep your puppy happy and entertained.

When choosing the homemade route there are certain things you will want to keep in mind in order to give your dog the most nutritious feasts possible.

  • Make sure you strike the right balance of nutrients
  • Keep in mind there will be a shorter shelf life
  • It could be more expensive then purchasing commercial food
  • You'll want to make sure you carve out the time necessary to prepare the meals

With some reasearch and a little planning you'll be well on your way to becoming your best buds personal chef!

Best Organic Dog Food Brands

When choosing an organic food brand that is best for your dog there are several things you should consider;

  • Do they have any allergies or food sensitivities?
  • What stage of life are they in? (puppy, adult,senior)
  • What breed or type of breed mix is your dog?
  • Does your pup prefer wet or dry food?
  • What are his favorite flavors? (chicken, beef, salmon, lamb?)

Here's our list of top brands and why;

Castor & Pollux/ Organix Adult Dry Dog Food

Offering a complete line of certified USDA organic dog food, Organix is made in the USA and contains a large variety of organic meats, fruits and vegetables.

Timberwolf Organic Dog Food

Timberwolf Organics is designed to be part of a rotational diet for dogs. Believing that dogs were not meant to eat the same thing every day, Timberwolf offers an assortment of lamb, bison and venison recipes that can be fed in rotation to not only make sure your dog is receiving balanced nutrition but also limit the risk to any food allergies.

The Honest Kitchen Human Grade Dehydrated Organic Dog Food

Boasting 100% human grade dog food The Honest Kitchen offers the highest quality ingredients meting strict safety standards.  Their products are made in the USA with no by-products, no preservatives, no corn, wheat, soy or GMO ingredients. 

Tender and True

Offering both kibble and wet food, Tender and True uses humane and sustainable protein sources along with all natural ingredients.  They are one of the first companies to be labeled USDA Organic in pet foods.