GunnyCee asked in PetsOther - Pets · 1 decade ago

How does Organic pet food help my pet live longer? Is there a difference between Organic and all natural food?

I have been thinking about feeding my dog Organic pet foods, then I see something called "all natural foods." What is the difference if any?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Organic means grown without herbicides or pesticides. All natural means everything in it is natural... eg. a plant, animal or grain.

    Pesticides are made to kill things... anyone who thinks they can kill the bugs and weeds but are perfectly safe to consume should really think about it. I know they are consumed in minute quantities, but over time I tend to wonder why we have so much more cancer and immunodeficiency ailments these days such as asthma and severe allergies.

    Whichever you go with be sure it is a good quality animal diet... as far as cost goes you are better off buying a grain free (or at lease wheat and corn free) diet over an organic diet with wheat or corn in the top 5 ingredients. If you can afford an organic grain free diet...then your pup is one lucky dog!

    Wheat and corn are much harder on your animal than the small amount of pesticides are...

    And this is coming from someone who buys organic LOTS and truely understands the difference.

  • The term 'natural' is not regulated for pet foods. Organic claims are not regulated or enforced either, EXCEPT for certified organic claims (i.e., those with the USDA organid seal). Only certified organic pet food claims have been verified by an unbiased thrid-party (a USDA-accredited organic certification agency). You can see what a Ca State Compliance officer said about 'organic' pet foods at www.onestaorganics.com/news.php

    Source(s): www.onestaorganics.com
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The difference between "Organic" and "All Natural" is one of those blurry technicalities that advertisers use to confuse and confound the public. "Organic" foods are supposed to be those that are grown without chemical pesticides while "All natural foods" are supposedly grown without any pesticides. Now we get into the technicalities of the question.

    Was the ground prepared with chemical fertilizers or natural fertilizers? If it's with natural fertilizers, was the ground EVER prepared with chemical fertilizers? If there were ever chemical fertilizers used in previous years, does this make the ground "natural?" How long does it take for the ground to rid itself of chemicals? Was the food raised with so-called "Chemically safe" fertilizers? Was the food grown in manure from chemically fed animals? Since vegetables are constantly under attack by nature's insects, how were the insects killed? Were the so-called chemically-free vegetables shipped in containers that had previously contained chemically grown vegetables? The answers make the question meaningless. If the produce was grown in a totally chemically free environment, what happens to that produce when it is harvested and sent to the market so that it will remain fresh for the longest period of time? Was it chemically treated? If so, the producers can always claim that it was organically grown, but don't have to disclose that it was chemically treated for marketing.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    yes that is true did you read the first one or the second one because the second one is more detailed as to why you have to go all organic. We get organic wet food for our kitties and organic catnip as well and they love it so much. My damien kitty his fur is sooooo soft and shiny and he looks very healthy. Our flash kitty is too young to tell right now but for sure its better because it isn't loaded with all the chemicles fillers and growth hormones. You can also make your own pet food.

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