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Organic food benefits your pet too
In recent years there has come more and more focus on eating organically. Though it used to be a given when our grandparents were kids, the need for greater yields in farming and a higher demand for out of season produce brought with it the need for pest treatment with chemical products. Even though there are strict regulations in place to ensure our food doesn’t contain harmful amounts of chemicals, they do still contain some, by eating organic we reduce the amount of chemicals we absorb in our bodies. But it’s not just us who benefit from eating organic, our pet’s do too.
Here are 5 benefits to our dogs eating organic.
- Healthier lifestyle
When your dog starts to consume organic food, they will be the direct beneficiary of uncontaminated minerals and vitamins in their purest form. It is scientifically proven that organic food contain more natural nutrients and vitamins, compared to the processed counterparts.
- Longer life expectancy
While we cannot say that it is guaranteed that your dog will live longer if they consume organic food, since there are many other factors in play, it does contribute to factors that can help to increase your dog’s life expectancy.
By consuming organic foods, we know that dogs will benefits from minerals and nutrients in its purest form. And since organic food helps to keep your dog’s weight in check as well as promoting your dog’s health, all of these will have a direct impact on your dog’s life expectancy.
- Less exposure to chemical allergens
One of the benefits of consuming organic foods is that your dog will not be exposed to chemical allergens as organic certified companies go under a lot of scrutiny annually. It is proven that pesticides is one of the top cancer-causing agent for dogs.
- Better looking dog
When your dog consumes organic food, the body will benefit from all the naturally occurring minerals and vitamins. It will result in a healthier looking your dog, smoother coat as well as clearer eyes.
- Dogs are meant to eat organic
Before the convenience of processed food, all dogs ate completely natural organic food. Dogs used to be fed scraps/carcasses at the farms, they would roam and eat whatever they came across. Today’s way of keeping them mainly at home in our backyards have coursed the need for us to provide them with their meals instead of them tending to their needs. We have changed the way they were meant to eat completely.
It will save you money in the long run
Though there is extra costs in buying organic products, you will save money in the long run. Keeping your dog free of nasty chemicals through better and healthier choices of food and treats will help keep the vet bills at bay. Allergies caused by chemicals can be relieved by a natural organic diet and cancer causing chemicals are kept away from the animals; and though it is daunting there is plenty of help online to get you on the right track.
Here is a list of some of the amazing ingredients you can add to your dog’s meal
Turmeric is a fantastic spice that has gained popularity in recent years, though it has been used for hundreds. It can help relieve allergies, arthritis and it can help fight cancer. A great way of adding turmeric to your dog’s diet is by making a Golden Paste. https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/healing-with-turmeric-golden-paste-for-dogs/
- Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds is a very potent ingredient, it contains heaps of vitamins and amino acids that will help to provide a boost to your dog’s immune system. https://www.pawsomeorganics.com.au/2017/08/13/hemp-for-dogs-should-you-use-it/
Kale has a lot of excellent health benefits, it helps to maintain a healthy liver as well as keeping your dog’s vision at its optimal condition.
- Coconut Oil
This is perhaps one of the least appreciated oils around. Coconut oil is indeed beneficial for dogs as they can help to protect your dog’s skin and help relieve itchiness in the poor pups. https://www.pawsomeorganics.com.au/2017/08/13/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil-for-dogs/
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium that aids the heart and kidney functions and they help to promote a better digestive system because of the fibre.
- Chia Seed
Chia seeds are an fantastic source of omega 3’s, 3 times the amount of salmon. Omega 3 is essential for our joints, brain development and our immune system. Adding a bit of chia seeds to our pets diet will help in so many ways; remember to soak them before consumption though!
These are just some of the many ingredients that your dog will love and benefit from, the list is endless and your pet loves variety as much as you do.