Hello, My name is Sandra, many of you are animal lovers, pet owners and love your fur babies as much as I do. Many people ask why go organic for your pets?
As a pet owner, I thought to myself if I eat organic why cant my furry friend eat the same organic food as I do. Me being the only person in the house, other than my fur babies, I would cook and waste alot of food, so I would give my leftovers to my furry friends. Then I noticed how shiny their coat was getting, how much stamina, energy, and alert they were.Organic-pet-supplies.com /h3>
There are more reasons to go organic then from my personal experience.
Going Organic for Dogs
If you’re already feeding raw or homemade food, or if you’re looking to start your dog on a homemade diet, here are some things to add to the mix for increased nutritional benefits.
Pumpkin is a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which are needed to keep the microflora (good bacteria) in the gut healthy.“Pumpkin can help cure a case of diarrhea or ease constipation. It also helps regulate bowel function. Pumpkin is best served cooked (or canned, which is already cooked). If served raw it would need to be finely ground to have any benefit, as it is difficult to digest.
Plain is best it has live active cultures, that helps the digestive system in your dog or cat. Some pets have difficulty digesting lactose, so introduce yogurt gradually to prevent digestive upset and discontinue use with any signs of intolerance.
Peanut butter is a good source of protein, and high in calorie, it will put the weight on your fur baby. You want to make sure you dont give them to much, you don’t want them to gain to much weight. Also make sure you don’t buy peanut butter that is sugar free, sugar free peanut butter has artificial sweeteners which is highly toxic for your fur babies.
Oatmeal is a good source of beta-glucan, a special type of soluble fiber that may offer health benefits, including weight management and bowel regularity. I use oatmeal and peanut butter to make homemade treats for my fur babies. When making your fur babies oatmeal just make it normal with water, no need to add sugar or milk, maybe add some brown rice to the mixture to give them that extra sense of a full tummy.
Raw fruits is a good source of vitamin c, such as apples, cantaloupe, watermelon. If you want to add fresh fruits to your fur babies diet, make sure you cut them into small pieces. Makes it easier for them to eat it. You can also add the fresh fruit into their oatmeal mixture. By adding fresh fruit to their oatmeal they have the fiber and Vitamin C all in one.
Seaweed ! Many people think of seaweed as thats only for sushi. If you can get your fur baby to eat seaweed it is a good source of minerals. Pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands benefit from these trace minerals. Kelp supports the immune system, helps regulate blood sugar levels, soothes the gastrointestinal tract, and helps alleviate joint pain. If you get fresh seaweed make sure to wash it thoroughly, and when storing it put in glass jars, make sure it is thoroughly dry before storing it.
Small dogs – 1/8 teaspoon per day Medium dogs – 1/4 teaspoon per dayLarge dogs – 1/2 teaspoon per day
Be very careful when purchasing a kelp supplement. Check for a current laboratory assay and know the iodine content.
Green beans are packed with beta carotene, and vitamin A. They also contain vitamins C and K, calcium, copper, fibre, folic acid, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, protein, riboflavin, thiamine and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Broccoli is a high source of the cruciferous family. . It contains at least three cancer-protective biochemicals, including sulforaphane, which support the immune system. Broccoli contains lots of vitamin C and beta-carotene, as well as vitamins A and D. Other members of the cruciferous family include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, rutabagas, kohlrabi, Bok Choy, kale, Swiss chard, collards and turnips. Cooking cruciferous vegetables releases indole, a cancer-fighting enzyme.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin E. They also include an abundance of vitamins A, B6, and C, calcium, iron, folate, potassium, copper and thiamine. Sweet potatoes are a rich source of beta-carotene, which may be a significant factor in reducing the risk of certain cancers.
Turmeric contains a powerful active compound called curcumin, which has been found to be a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E, providing essential disease-fighting compounds that protect the body by neutralizing free radicals.
By adding fresh meat to your fur babies diet, like fish, chicken, try to stay away from red meat, red meat isn’t good for us, so it wont be good for our fur babies. The fresher the meat the better it is. You can mix your fur babies meal into a stew like meal. I usually get everything prepared and made in large quantities, if you happen to make to much you can always freeze it, and warm it up for the next feeding. But just remember their food is also your food. If you let sit to long and you don’t think it smells right go ahead and toss it, you don’t want any bad bacteria harming your fur baby. We want to give them the best food and the best life, we bring them into our lives for our companion, friendship, and service animalistic. So we want to keep them happy and healthy.