I was recently interviewed for this article, Organic Food Market Goes to the Dogs. “We, as veterinarians, have been taught to say that as long as the label on the back says it’s appropriate for the life stage and it meets dog’s minimum daily requirement, it’s fine. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a client change the pet’s diet and said, ‘I’ve seen a positive change,’” she said.
Osborne recommended a home-cooked diet comprised of 1/3 lean mean, 1/3 long acting carbohydrates and 1/3 fiber. If you don’t have time to cook dinner for your pet, she said organic foods are preferable to your average commercially processed dog food.
“For those who don’t have time to cook, organic and natural pet foods have come into the spotlight,” said Osborne. “What I tell clients is that any premium food should have a 100% money back guarantee and you should probably expect it to cost a little more than $1 per pound.”