Natural pet products have started flooding the market. After the poisoned pet food incident a few years ago consumers started to really look at where their pets bedding, food, toys and other products were made and what was in them. Natural and organic products became widely available for the first time. Are natural products really better for your pet? Yes, they are. Here’s why:
Natural products don’t contain common allergens- Many pets are allergic to commonly used ingredients in pet food like wheat and wheat gluten, corn, and some types of rice. Mass produced pet foods use the lowest possible grade of feed grain in their foods to keep costs down. Natural foods usually contain organic brow rice or soy instead of cheap filler grains that cause skin conditions in millions of pets. Whole grains are better for you, and better for your pets.
Natural pet foods use organic meat sources – Feeding your pets food made from chickens and cows that are fed growth hormones, antibiotics, and even pieces of other chickens and cows isn’t healthy. Natural pet foods use meat from only certified organic sources like free range chickens, hormone free beef, and fish. Many natural pet foods also use alternative meat sources like venison or duck for pets that have developed allergies to commercial grade chicken and beef because of the hormones and other drugs that they are fed.
The creation of natural pet products can be documented – When you buy cheap, imported pet products brought in from other countries there is no way to verify where the product was made or what it contains. As the pet food poisoning scandal proved the only way to know for sure what is in your pet’s products is to know the entire history of the product. Often natural pet items are handmade or made in small batches. The materials are documented to be safe for pets so you can be sure your pet is not going to get sick from the materials used to make the product.