Here are some of the other benefits of going organic with dog foods.
Dog food packaging may display the official USDA organic seal using the following guidelines:
Here’s an example of a food called Advanced Dog Formula, from Newman’s Own Organics. I only excerpted the ingredient list until it reached salt:
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Natural dog foods are available in a variety of specialized solutions to target your petâs individual needs. Choose from many options: organic, holistic, grain-free or gluten-free, raw, fresh (refrigerated), limited ingredient diets or sensitive stomach, life stage, skin and coat, hairball control, weight management and indoor.More and more organic dog food products have been entering the market and after answering a number of questions on the topic recently, I figured it would be a good idea to include an article here as well to help you evaluate what's in the bag.Action being Taken - The Pet Food Institute, on behalf of both members and non-members, has organized an Organic Pet Food Task Force being chaired by Brian Connolly, co-founder of Castor & Pollux Pet Works, to petition the NOP to approve the inclusion of these essential ingredients to allow dog and cat owners to continue feeding certified organic pet food to their four-legged family members. Given the importance of this issue to pet parents and to organic pet food producers, ingredient suppliers, and organic certifying agencies, the Task Force has taken aggressive action in Washington, DC to garner support and ensure all aspects of this topic are understood to ensure organic pet foods remain on the shelf.Feeding Guidelines: Adult Dogs: Feed 3/4 to 1 1/4 cans per 20 - 25 lbs. of body weight daily when feeding Newman's Own Organics Beef Dog Food exclusively. Adjust food quantities to maintain your dog's optimum body weight. Puppies/Pregnant or Nursing: Feed 2 - 3 times the normal adult amount. Feed at room temperature. Seal and refrigerate unused portions. Fresh clean water should be available at all times.If a manufacturer wants to claim a product is "100% Organic", it must contain 100 percent organically produced ingredients, not counting added water and salt. As far as dry dog food is concerned, this is currently not possible, since as per AAFCO regulations vitamin and mineral supplements must be added, which can not be organically produced.PetGuard® Organic Vegetarian is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Profiles for maintenance of adult dogs.