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It’s not so much that organic foods give your pet nutrients they don’t get from non-organic foods. That is part of the equation. But it’s the smaller part.
The larger issue lies in what they won’t get – exposure to insecticides and other chemicals used to treat non-organic food as it’s farmed. These have been linked to all sorts of serious diseases in both animals and humans – including cancer.
Eating organic works exactly the same way with people. Cost is usually the reason more people don’t go organic for themselves or their pets.
3. How to Identify Organic Foods
Don’t fall for the word “natural” if you see it. It means absolutely nothing.
The government doesn’t regulate how companies use this term. So they can happily say whatever they want. And even if they don’t say something explicitly, they can lead you to infer a meaning that conveys a benefit their pet food doesn’t actually provide.
So, just turn your ears off when you see the word “natural.”
Compare that to the word “organic.” To use that word on their packaging, companies must do one of the following:
To say “100% Organic,” all ingredients must be certified organic
“USDA Organic” means at least 95% of the ingredients must be certified organic
“Made with Organic Ingredients” means the company must use at least 70% organic ingredients
Ingredients Panel Listings mean less than 70% of ingredients are organic. The company may not make organic claims on the front of the package. However, the company can list organic ingredients individually on the ingredients panel.
Does organic make a difference for pets? You bet! It works similar to the way it does for humans.
You simply have to make sure you get what you pay for by doing a little research. And now you have that information so you can make a wise decision.