Getting Fido onto an organic and more natural lifestyle is not just the latest dog owner fad.
Skin Problems and the dreaded allergies.
Allergies are steadily increasing in humans, and in dogs. They are particularly tricky to cure, with most vets settling for ‘management’ not cure. Identifying what the dog is allergic to, is difficult. It’s hard enough in humans, but we have the advantage of being able to describe symptoms. If only Fido could talk!
They are of course the usual suspects – mites and flea bites.
But if the problem is persistent, the theories around potential causes make sense. Just as in human allergies, two factors are prevalent: diet and environment.
In our modern world, dogs zooming around in fields and gardens outdoors are exposed to pesticides and fertilizers. And indoors, cleaning products, sprays and household chemicals we may not even be aware of.
If their immune system isn’t full strength, it may not cope with new allergens. This is where the allergy takes hold. And, just like us, a dogs’ immune system is built from the quality of its diet.
With allergies increasing, more attention is being focused on the quality of the food we’re feeding ourselves and our dogs.
Most common brand dog foods in shops could be considered ‘processed’. Factory-made in bulk to keep costs down, often with higher levels of ‘fillers’ – cheap grains and proteins and chemical additives. Just like processed human foods, the nutritional benefits are decreased.
Considering an organic diet may be the best thing you can do for Fido. And for your wallet. Long term vet bills are eye-wateringly expensive. Many dog owners, and particularly those whose pets developed problematic allergies are reporting dramatic improvements in their dogs’ overall health and in dealing with skin problems when they go organic.
Organic dog food could give you the best chance of combating your dog’s skin problems and allergies long-term. It is free of artificial colours and flavour enhancers, chemical additives and toxic pesticides that could be the source of your dog’s allergies. Organic dog food contains quality protein and grain sources of exceptional nutritional value – supporting your dog’s immune system to help build resistance to skin infections.
Organic – It can help your dog’s inside too.
Organic dog food is more digestible. The better nutritional value of organic dog food makes a difference. As its naturally more nutritious, many owners say their dogs eat less of it than other commercial varieties. It doesn’t contain bulk-fillers, so your dog eats only what it needs to maintain healthy energy levels and life functions. Fido probably prefers the taste. Dogs feel happier eating smaller amounts of tasty, nutrient-dense foods. An organic diet can help your dog lose weight and be more active. You might notice that Fido’s much more excited about his walk!
Easily digestible natural whole grains and human-grade turkey, lamb or chicken make a difference to your dog’s digestive system. Rather than consuming corn or other bulk fillers and chemical additives, your dog will ingest only what it needs for healthy metabolic functioning. Dogs eat and eliminate less when they are on an organic diet.
Less poo! And less smelly poo! What’s not to like here?
Organic – Improved overall health and stronger immune system.
Even if you dog doesn’t suffer from skin ailments, obesity or digestive problems, an organic diet can still be of benefit.
Every brand of dog food claims to be “nutritionally complete” but most vets will still recommend ‘premium’ food. The reason is and always has been the better nutritional value of the premium brands.
Organic dog food provides better quality sources of nutrition than the non-organic, premium brands. The key thing is – because it is more digestible, dogs absorb rather than eliminate more of the nutrients they need for that healthy immune system which will combat the illnesses and the allergies.
Organic – Happiness and a long life.
If we lived on a diet of junk food and chips, we wouldn’t expect to be bouncing with health, or live to a ripe old age. Same with Fido.
Food has a direct impact on how your dog looks, feels and acts. Organic food is one element in an overall healthy lifestyle you can help your dog enjoy.
A shiny coat, loads of energy, a healthy weight and a strong immune system can keep your dog happy and healthy – and keep him around to be your non-itchy, best friend for as long as possible.
Organic up your dog.
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