While we may want what’s best for our furry friends, there are so many dog and cat foods out there full of GMOs and preservatives. Just like humans, animals need to fill specific nutritional requirements. Our little pals need vitamins, minerals, and protein—among other things. They need foods that will nourish and sustain their organs, coats, eyes, and minds. And wouldn’t it be great if you could get all that, and your dog actually enjoyed his or her food? So what can you ask for in your dog’s pet food? We’ve got a few ideas.
When it comes to meat, we’re in favor of organic chicken. This lean protein aids in the growth and development of muscles and helps control blood pressure. It also provides energy, strengthens immune system, and is low in calories and rich in amino acids. And, of course, as yogis we all know why organic foods are important—especially when it comes to meat!
Meet organic peas: the surprising and small superfood that packs a hefty dose of protein. They’re also a good source of vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin B1, copper, vitamin C, folate, and phosphorus. The antioxidants found in green peas help critters (and humans) build strong immune systems, maintain high energy, and fend off diseases related to aging. It’s a simple and green way to protein, and we’re all about including it in our dog food.
You may have heard a lot about flaxseed, lately, and for good reason. Just one ounce, or three tablespoons, of flaxseeds contain eight grams of fiber, six grams of protein, and a solid dose of vitamin B, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and selenium. The alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the seeds helps benefit the skin and hair by reducing dryness, and thus keeping your pet’s coat (and your head) free of flakiness and irritation.
For both humans and animals, it’s important to toss some carbohydrates into your diet. That’s why ORGANIX® dog food includes barley, the super grain that comes loaded with fiber and fatty acids. Fiber is essential for regulating healthy digestion and normal motility of the digestive system, two things that may be less obvious to detect in your pet’s health. The grain may even help prevent against colon and other digestive cancers, as well as providing a solid dose of antioxidants. And that’s just one of the ingredients in ORGANIX® food!
One of our other favorite carbohydrates is brown rice. Like barley, brown rice is a carbohydrate that packs a hefty dose of whole food carbohydrates. Brown rice is also high in selenium, which may help reduce the risk of developing common but tragic illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.
The best part of using whole ingredients in our dog and cat food is that your pet gets the nutritional benefits from real foods. If it’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for Fido.