If you love your pet, it stands to reason that you want it to live a long and healthy life. Unfortunately, many of the most popular pet food brands on the market today are made of human food chain wastes and by-products. The human food chain contains many genetically modified products. Hence the toxic ingredients in genetically modified human food sources are also present in popular processed pet food brands.
Processed Pet Food Ingredients
Do you feed your dog or cat a processed brand of pet food? A quick look at the label will tell you whether the ingredients in your pet’s food are wholesome or not. If the list of ingredients contains items that you find difficult to pronounce, the pet food you are using is almost certainly processed and unhealthy. While looking at the ingredients list, you should also be on the lookout for vague terms such as ‘meat byproducts’ or ‘meat meal.’ These terms are sometimes used to describe animals or animal parts that might not be safe for your pet to eat. For instance, the food could contain animal intestines, kidneys or brains. It could also contain meat from sick livestock.
Research indicates that toxins and synthetic additives present in processed or genetically modified foods can cause cancer and other health problems in humans. It’s logical to assume that toxins and synthetic additives in processed pet foods can cause health issues in dogs and cats. People who are worried about getting cancer from eating genetically modified foods often choose to purchase organic products when they shop for groceries. If you’re worried about your beloved pet getting sick from eating processed food, the solution is pretty much the same. All you have to do to make your dog or cat healthier and happier is choose an organic brand of pet food.
Choosing a Good Brand
How can you be sure you have chosen a good brand of organic pet food? If you want to guarantee the product you choose is safe and healthy for your pet to eat, there are certain things you should look for. For instance, you should look for a pet food that has been certified organic by the USDA. Verify that the meat used to make the pet food does not contain any hormones or antibiotics. Ensure that the ingredients come from wholesome sources of protein through natural, sustainable agriculture. Check to make sure there are no genetically modified seeds or processing ingredients in the pet food. Do not buy pet food that contains plant products that were sprayed with fertilizers or pesticides.
Other Organic Benefits
Organic pet food is full of healthy vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. It’s the right choice if you want quality of life for your pet. What’s more, when you choose organic pet food you support small farms with humane and sustainable farming practices, so you can rest assured you’re doing your bit to protect the environment. Last but not least, your pet will really enjoy the taste of the fresh ingredients in organic food.