We all love our pets and want nothing but the best for them. We must, otherwise the pet supplies industry wouldn’t be at $60 billion a year and growing. In an industry that large, however, most companies are just in it for the money and aren’t worried about Fido’s health. Here are a few reasons you should reconsider the food, toys, litter, and any other pet supplies you have for your furry family member.
Imagine for a second that you ate nothing but processed foods all day, every day. You’d develop all kinds of health problems – obesity, high cholesterol, allergies, etc. Now take a look at Fido’s bag of food. I bet it’s full of fillers like corn and grains. Open up your dog or cat’s mouth and look at those teeth; tell me those are teeth that have evolved to eat corn and grains. You can’t! Those are teeth that are used to eating meat. Choosing an organic diet for your pet usually means he or she will have more energy, fewer health problems, and be generally much healthier.
When you think of pet supplies, you probably don’t think about how they damage the environment. Think back to all of the little plastic toys or synthetic beds your furry friend has destroyed growing up. You probably threw all of these into the trash, where they eventually wound up sitting in a landfill. Switching to more naturally made toys will help keep plastic out of the landfills, and they’re biodegradable.
Sure, organic products are more expensive, but switching to organic pet food will wind up saving you money. You’ll be able to feed Fido less at each meal since he or she will be getting all the nutrition needed from a much smaller amount of food. Your wallet will also benefit from fewer trips to the vet. Allergies will decrease, weight will level off at a healthier level, and your pet’s ailments, such as a sensitive stomach, may disappear. Naturally made toys are often better constructed than cheaper toys, making them more resilient to sharp teeth and strong jaws.
Now grab your bag of cat or dog food and read the first few ingredients. Would you eat any of that? I bet you wouldn’t touch that with a 10-foot pole. So why do you have it for your four-legged friend?
The percentage of US households owning a pet has risen from 56% in 1988 to 62% in 2018, according to the figures provided by the American Pet Products Association or APPA. The growth in the number of households is accompanied by increased spending on pet supplies and other items. The US households are expected to...