Feeding your dog the best organic dog foods is a simple way to help improve his health, energy levels, coat, skin and mood.
It also means that you can feel comfortable that what he eats contains only healthy, nutritious ingredients and there are no worries about dangerous additives and chemicals creeping in.
PetGuard Pet Foods is a family owned and operated business that produces one of the best line of organic dog foods, with every ingredient coming from within the USA.
Their 'Lifepath' variety is USDA Certified Organic and suitable for 'all life stages', meaning that it's been especially formulated to be suitable for puppies, adult dogs and even seniors.
There's also a vegetarian formula that doesn't contain soy.
None of the foods contain any animal by-products, no dangerous chemicals such as ethoxyquin, and only use natural preservatives.
The excellent foods in the Newman's Own Organics range are all made from superior quality ingredients.
Meat protein sources are all raised without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones and on a vegetarian diet.
The majority of the grains and vegetables are organically farmed and NOP certified.
There are no animal by-products, chemicals, artificial flavors, colorings or sweeteners.
The new canned Organic Beef Formulas are USDA certified as 95% organic and grain free.
Castor & Pollux Organix produces both dry and canned dog food varieties, in adult dog, puppy, small breeds, grain free and weight control formulas.
Many Castor & Pollux formulas contain between 70% and 95% certified organic ingredients, and the ingredients that aren't certified organic have been reviewed and approved by an organic certifying agency.
Free-range certified organic chicken or turkey is the most common protein source, the foods do not contain ethoxyquin or other harmful chemicals, and they are free of common allergens like corn and wheat.
Castor & Pollux's Organix chicken and brown rice adult formula canned food does contain 95% certified organic ingredients.
In most areas of the world, dry food (or kibble) is the most popular choice with dog owners.
A premium food offers the right balance of top quality nutrients... and the crunchy texture of the food also helps to keep your dog's teeth and gums healthy.
An organic dog food formula has the added benefits of keeping harmful chemicals, additives, hormones and other 'nasties' to a minimum.
Canned (or 'wet') dog food obviously contains more water than kibble and this changes the nutrient value per cup.
It's difficult (and expensive) to try to feed a large breed dog exclusively on canned food... he would have to eat a LOT of it to get the nutrients he needs.
It's best for small dogs, young puppies, or senior dogs who have lost many teeth or have dental issues.
Most dogs LOVE the taste/smell of canned food, so if you have a picky eater, a sick dog who needs to eat or something like that, you can add a couple of spoonfuls of wet food to his dry kibble if you want to.
Making sure your dog's food is healthy and nutritious is important.... but don't forget about his treats too.
Dog treats are often highly colored and flavored, high in salt/sugar and other chemicals. None of that is good for him.
Choosing organic dog treats means that even Fido's snacks are helping to keep him healthy.