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Is Organic Dog Food Worth the Extra Money?

Whether or not you’ve “gone organic,” you probably know how important a diet is for your overall health. People who switch to organic foods report a boost in their energy levels and vitality. Their skin irritations improve or disappear completely. They catch fewer colds, suffer fewer allergies, and recover quicker from illnesses. The health benefits of eating organic seem to last long-term.

As the good news about organic diets has spread, dog parents are beginning to wonder if dietary changes can help their dogs as well. Do the benefits of an organic diet extend to our furry friends? We all want healthy, happy dogs, but you may wonder if the higher price of organic dog food is worth it? Below are the top 4 health benefits that you can expect when switching your dog to an organic diet. However, when you decide to switch your furry friend to an organic diet, look for the USDA Organic Seal! Many dog food manufacturers claim to be organic for marketing purposes but unfortunately there is often no truth behind those claims. Only certified organic dog food undergoes the rigorous process of the United States Department of Agriculture.

1. Reduction of Skin Irritations and Allergies.

If your dog suffers from ailments or irritated skin, you’ve probably tried “everything” hoping to provide your furry friend some relief. Sprays, creams, shampoos, and medications may only provide some temporary relief. So called “premium” brands of dog food recommended by vets still leave some dogs scratching or bald. Why doesn’t anything work, and why should organic food be any different? Organic dog food will provide your dog with the best chance combating skin infections and allergies long term. That’s because it is free of chemical additives, toxic pesticides, irradiation, GMO’s and artificial components, that could be the source of your dog’s allergies. Organic food has a higher nutritional value than conventional food. This supports your dog’s immune system to help build resistance to skin infections and allergies.

2. Improved Digestion

Superior nutritional value and a lack of toxic chemicals, GMO’s and artificial additives makes organic dog food more digestible. Since it is naturally more nutritious, many dog parents report their dogs eat less organic food than other commercial varieties. Organic food doesn’t contain cheap bulk-fillers, so your dog eats only what it needs to maintain healthy energy levels. It tastes better to your dog, too! Dogs feel more satisfied eating smaller amounts of tasty, nutrient-dense foods than large amounts of food that lacks nutrients and is full of fillers and artificial flavors. An organic diet can even help your furry friend lose weight and exercise more. Rather than consuming corn or other bulk fillers and chemical components, your dog will eat only what he or she needs for healthy metabolic functioning. Dogs eat and eliminate less when they are on an organic diet. They also tend to have more predictable bowel movements with firm and less stinky stool.

3. Better Overall Health & Enhanced Immune System

Even if you dog doesn’t suffer from skin ailments, obesity or digestive problems, an organic diet can still be highly beneficial. Although nearly every brand of dog food on the market claims to be “nutritionally complete,” at the heart of the matter is and always has been the better nutritional value of dog food. Organic food provides larger amounts of nutrient-dense calories than even the non-organic, so called “premium” brands. It is more digestible for dogs and because of that, dogs are likely to absorb rather than eliminate more of the nutrients they require to maintain a healthy immune system. Boosting your dog’s immunity may help prevent costly infections and illnesses that require veterinarian care.

4. Longevity & Improved Quality of Life

Just like us, dogs are “what they eat.” The quality of your dog’s diet affects how he  looks, feels, and acts. By feeding organic food you can help ensure your dog lives a long, happy and healthy life. A shiny coat and healthy skin, energy to run and play, a healthy weight and a strong immune system can maximize your dog’s life expectancy and quality of life into old age.

Joulie Organics is always certified organic and non-GMO. That means no toxic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms ever. If we wouldn't eat it, we wouldn't feed it to your dog-it's that simple! Learn more about our USDA certified organic treats and how to improve your dog's health.