Is organic pet food efficient? It is indeed — just like people, animals need high quality food to remain healthy.
The major problem with the content of conventional pet foods is the use of “animal byproducts” which are low-grade wastes from the beef and poultry industry.
Natural pet foods are minimally processed and are preserved with natural substances, such as vitamin C and E. Whereas “natural” is an undefined and unregulated distinction, “certified organic” pet foods must meet strict standards set by the USDA that spell out how ingredients are produced and processed. These standards do not allow the use of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, artificial ingredients or genetically modified ingredients.
Besides USDA organic labellng, look for certifications from AAFCO (American Feed Control Officials) or some reference to the use “human-grade ingredients”.
Natural brands include: Canidae and Felidae brands, Halo, Natura Pet Products, Nature’s Variety, Newman’s Own Organics, PetGuard, Pet Promise, Solid Gold and Wellness.
Story via Mother Earth News.