My good furriends, the Meaoumy Troopers, asked me to make researches on whether organic foods is better than the regular stuff. Here is what I has found, the decision is up to you.
Narda Robinson, dmv at Colorado State University says this of organic cat food, "it probably can't hurt but there's no research that shows organic pet food is better." According to the article in USA Today, pet owners should first check with their vets before changing their cats diet. You must do this to make certain that the new diet will be completely balanced.
We cats have very busy schedules and must be well fed! First we has to nap and then we has to check the house for mousies, then we has to chase our tails, then we has to make stinky poops; our day really has no end!
According to Vet Robinson, "people are becoming more aware that if they adjust their animal's diets their animals can avoid certain illnesses, or perhaps require less medication for ailments from which they are already suffering. Organic diets take this one step further."
Despite all the buzz around organic cat food, Vet Cohen doesn't necessarily think organic foods are better than more traditional pet foods. He says, "I have a lot of concerns that not a lot of research has been done to assure proper balance of nutrients." Cohen is speaking about industry feeding standards that ensure a pet food is balanced for specific life stages. At the same time, Cohen acknowledges that traditional foods have higher levels of preservatives and dyes that, "don't do anything good for the animal." This is all accordings to an article on AZ Central.
With so many pet food recalls coming about lately, humans should take care to follow these bits of advice from The Best Friends Society Organization:
Avoid foods With:
-"byproducts" (should list an animal first, such as chicken byproduct)
Dr. Brown of Best Friends says this, "animals age better with better care. Inferior nutrition wears down animals immune systems and incites skin and coat problems. A lot of wheat and corn allergies we see in dogs and cats might be from pesticides and hormones used in food. We know that even low levels of pesticides increase the risk of cancer. If there is even the potential for a problem, why feed it?"
On that note, I will leave you with one final reminder that although organic food may be better it has not scientifically been proven to lengthen the lives of any pet.
I is a very picky eater. My Mommmie had to try several premium foods before I would accept this. Really, I would like to only accept food off Mommie's plate but Mommie is a piggy and does not leave many things on the plate for me! But that is ok because I love Natural Balance and I love my Mommmie!
PS: Felinesopher, I hope this helps!