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Organic Dog Treats

Organic dog treats differ from regular treats more in what they do not contain than in what they do contain.

Most notably, they don't contain artificial chemicals. They are made from natural ingredients, they are low in fat, and they do not contain all the synthetic additives that other treats have. There are all kinds of organic treats available today.

Background Of Organic Dog Treats

Given how popular organic food has become among humans, the boom in the pet food industry regarding organic dog food should come as no surprise. Every year increasing numbers of people add organic foods to their diets. Whether it's our regular meals or the snacks we have in-between, more and more people are opting for organic foods, and they spend a great deal of time learning about the ingredients in foods and trying to avoid the ones considered harmful. In recent years pet owners have been wondering if this might not also be a good idea for their dogs. Concern over the ingredients in dog food and treats became especially acute in the last few years after the dog food recalls. Many pet owners have decided that if organic food is a good choice for humans, then it's also a good choice for their dogs.

Advantages Of Organic Dog Treats

One of the most important advantages of organic treats is that they don't promote weight gain nearly as much as the regular treats. We love our dogs and it's hard not to give them things they like, even if those things aren't good for them in the long term. By giving your dog organic treats you give them the treats they want and lessen the concern for weight gain.

Organic dog treats combined with natural dog foods will lead to a much healthier lifestyle for your dog. Organic treats can help clear up minor medical issues, so they are definitely something to consider the next time you are looking to reward your dog. In general, they are easier to digest, resulting in an increased absorption rate of nutrients.

2 Of The Best Brands Per Consumer Reviews

Let's look at two of the most popular brands to give you an idea of what to look for in choosing the right organic treat for your dog:

Sam's Yams Sweet Potato Dog Chewz

  • Made entirely from sweet potatoes
  • Excellent for oral hygiene
  • Comes in three varieties: Bichon Fries--for small dogs, Big Boyz--for large dogs, and Veggie Rawhide--for all dogs
  • 3 bag pack of Veggie Rawhide for around $14

Honest Kitchen Smooches Dog Treats

  • 100% human quality products
  • Hand-made
  • Easy to chew and digest
  • 12-ounce jar for around $13

Final Comments

Other popular brands of organic treats include No Grainers, Mokeypups and KarmaOrganic. Do organic treats have a downside? That depends on your criteria, but the most likely answer is that the only downside is price. Most organic dog treats will cost more than the budget brands of regular treats. But it's up to you to decide if cost is really a disadvantage.

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