Why I feed my Dogs Organic Food


When people meet my dogs, Bamboo and Truffle, they are immediately drawn to their luxurious healthy coats. People invariably ask me what I feed my dogs. When I tell them I feed them organic dog food and organic fruits, veggies and meats they think I’m crazy. When they continue to ask me if I eat organic I say, “of course!” Their reaction: they immediately assume I am some sort of hippy (Do I look like a hippy? No!). I guess you can’t blame them, I used to think the same thing: people who eat organic foods and live a “non-toxic lifestyle” are “granola” people, and who would want to live like that and give up all my creature comforts!

 

It wasn’t until I went to culinary school that I discovered the true tasty treasures of organic food and one of the biggest secrets of the finest chefs in the world. The best chefs used nothing but the finest ingredients in their dishes which include using as many organic ingredients they can find. I was hooked.

 

As I got deeper into this organic thing, it started spilling over into my personal life. I began questioning what the heck is in all these personal and cleaning products I use everyday?!? Upon closer look at these products, I threw them all in the trash!

 

So back to why I feed my dog organic food. Well number one, after uncovering all the toxic chemicals, pesticides and other garbage, agribusiness and conventional food producers spray on their crops and put in their highly processed products, I can only imagine what’s in my dog’s food.

 

On the advice of my holistic veterinarian, I started feeding my first dog, Bamboo, fresh organic foods including vegetables, some fruits and of course meat in addition to her regular organic dog food, Karma Organic Food For Dogs . He theorized that a lot of the nutritional value in conventional dog food is lost in the processing of the food product. Thus, to ensure that Bamboo gets the nutritional vitamins and minerals she needs fresh organic and natural foods added to her daily diet. Well that made sense! After all, if she were living in the wild that is exactly what she’d be eating!

 

The result: Bamboo now has the most gorgeous coat I have ever seen (of course I am a little biased, but many people would agree with me). I now have a second dog, Truffle who is seven months old and I have her on the same diet. She, like Bamboo, was a rescue dog who at the time of her rescue virtually had no coat. Now her fur has a nice vibrant sheen to it and is incredibly healthy.

 

Now when people ask me “what do you feed your dogs” and I tell them organic dog food along with whole organic foods, I then ask them the same question, if they don’t answer organic dog food, I look at them as if they’re crazy!

 

My friends, the proof in the pudding, simply take one look at and feel my dog’s luxurious coat and there is little left to convince people of. Particularly when cancer rates, heart disease and obesity are on a steady increase in animals just as it is in humans. Now who’s crazy not to be eating natural and organic foods?

 

If you want to know where you can order organic pet foods, visit Only Natural Pet Store online.

 

By the way if you want to see a picture of Bamboo, check out her photo with me on my home page at www.OrganicAuthority.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Lucy Postins  January 13, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    It’s fantastic that so many vets are starting to recognize that companion animals need a variety of fresh, wholesome ingredients in their diets, just as humans do. Of course the majority are still barinwashed by the major pet food conglomorates, and consider that ‘fast food’ meals styled like breakfast cereal are OK as the sole diet, for every meal, every day of a pets life – but there’s a growing ‘underground’ of broad-minded vets who’ve taken the time to learn the facts about good nutrition and the importance of fresh foods as a cornerstone to health. Pretty soon, the idea will be commonplace, and we’ll all be wondering why it took so long to realize the link between processed ‘fast food’ and the rise in chonic health conditions and serious disease.
    The Honest Kitchen will soon be releasing a series of articles on an arrany of animal wellbeing issues including nutrition, allergies, GI upset and more. http://www.thehonestkitchen.com

  • Peterson-raw dog food  August 6, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Dogs need raw food to maintain their natural health. Out in the wild, dogs kill other animals and eat their raw meat. There is no cooking or factory manufacturing as is seen in dog food today. And there is certainly no left over dinners – something many owners are guilty of indulging their dogs in!

  • Marlene Affeld  March 22, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you for the informative and insightful post on feeding organic dog food. I enjoy following your blog – I am always heartened when I find article that focus on environmental awareness. We all should
    try to live a green lifestyle. Together we can make a difference.

  • Marlene Affeld  March 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Thank you for the informative and insightful post on feeding organic dog food. I enjoy following your blog – I am always heartened when I find articles that focus on environmental awareness. We all should try to live a green lifestyle. Together we can make a difference.

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