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Organic Dry Pet Food: What Makes It Different?

Jul 15, 2008
There are some things about organic pet food that might surprise you. We all know that organic pet food is better for your pet, but what you may not know, is that the best organic pet food companies strive to put ingredients in their food that humans can eat.

It's called "human-grade" ingredients. You will find "human-grade" ingredients in almost any organic pet food that is worth considering for you animal.

- The Facts about Organic Dry Pet Food: Something Else You May Not Have Known:

There are some critics who would consider dry pet food a bad option for your animal, period, end of discussion. This is because there is a lot of talk about whether dry pet food is a natural food that your dog or cat can properly digest. The issue has a lot to do with the cheap ingredients that are added to dry pet food, as well as the fact that the purely carnivore nature of dogs and cats makes it seem only obvious that dry foods will not provide the same nutrients as wet foods.

- Here is the Problem with Dry Food:

Dry pet food is essentially a cereal. This means that dry pet food is full of carbohydrates, and these are essentially absent from a dog's or cat's natural prey diet. This means that dogs and cats need a very small amount of carbohydrates, yet most dry pet food contain as much as 45% carbohydrates. This might explain why your cat gains weight easily, and your dog sluggishly bumbles around the house. Some critics would even go so far as to compare a dry pet food diet to a human diet consisting entirely of micro-waved mac and cheese.

- The Organic Dry Pet Food Solution:

What you will want to look for in dry pet food, and which should be naturally included in most organic dry pet foods, are ingredients like real lamb and chicken, brow rice, beets, spinach, tomatoes and other natural foods. These should have a somewhat "human-grade" quality to them and you will want to make sure the organic dry pet food is sealed with an oxygen barrier bag. This will also keep the organic dry pet food staying fresh for some time after you open it.

- Organic Pet Food: The Only Way to Go?

In my opinion, organic dry pet food is really the only way to go when it comes to dry pet food. Considering all the re-calls in pet foods lately, and the critics who will swear up and down that dry pet food is horrible for your pets and it suddenly sounds like a darn good idea to trust an organic pet food brand that prides itself on natural and healthy pet food for your animal.

- The Dry Pet Food Problem:

Some pet owners will tell you to stay clear of all dry pet food. The truth of the matter, is that some pets digest dry foods better, and if you must go with dry pet food, your best bet is going to be with a reputable organic pet food company. A company that understands the concerns you may have about dry pet foods and uses all natural ingredients that your little carnivore will appreciate.
About the Author
Seth Daugherty has a B.S. in Instructional Technology and is currently getting his masters degree in
library and information science. For more information on Organic Dry Pet Food go to Pets-Direct.Info
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