As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post is reviewing products, toys, foods, treats, and rescue organizations in our first annual Dogington Post Awards Program!
Each week, we’ll present the nominees in a particular category. And, YOU, our readers, will have an opportunity to weigh-in on your favorites, to help us choose a winner!
Nominees from each category for the Dogington Post Award have been selected based on strict criteria including dedication to animal health and welfare, providing the very best quality ingredients, and dedication to improving the lives of our dogs.
This week, we’re presenting the nominees for Best Organic Dog Food in 2012!
Each of our Best Organic Dog Food nominees are manufactured in USDA certified organic facilities, meeting the USDA’s strictest guidelines for the sourcing, handling, and processing of foods. For information about what qualifies a dog food as organic, and the truth about product labeling, click here.
Dogington Post’s Best Organic Dog Food nominees are:
1. Castor & Pollux Organix
Since their launch in 2000, Castor & Pollux has been a leader in the natural and organic pet food market. With the introduction of their Organix line of products in 2003, Castor & Pollux made top-quality, all natural, organic pet foods easily available to dog owners around the country. Their USDA Certified Organic manufacturing facility sources only the highest quality, organic ingredients produced without chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, artificial preservatives, or added growth hormones or antibiotics. What’s more, Castor & Pollux Organix recipes contain no corn or wheat, ingredients that are proven sensitive to many dogs.
Their dry dog food recipes contain 100% organic, free-range chicken as the number one ingredient, with fresh organic rice, fruits, and vegetables added to provide natural vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Plus, dogs LOVE the taste of Organix foods!
In addition to providing top quality organic food for our pets, the company celebrates the love of pets in the family, and is committed to feeding pets in need. Since its founding, Castor & Pollux has donated more than 3 million meals to dogs and cats and has established its PetWorks Partners program to continue its support of non-profit pet rescue organizations.
2. Natura Karma
Karma Organic Food for Dogs is 95% certified organic – that means no artificial preservatives, flavorings or fillers. Just pure, wholesome dog food your pet will love.
Karma strives to lead the pet food industry in terms of sustainability sustainability, too. Made with the greatest care possible, under the strictest of manufacturing standards to protect our environment, Karma provides a benchmark for holistic pet food. With ingredients like organic chicken, whole grains, and antioxidants from natural sources, you can feel completely confident feeding Karma to your dog.
Named for the good karma of giving back to the dogs that contribute to our livelihood, Karma’s “Good for the Soul” program also donates proceeds from each purchase of their certified organic dog food to animals in need of love and attention.
3. PetGuard Organics
Since 1979, family-owned and operated PetGuard has practiced the philosophy to provide only natural alternatives for a healthier environment and lifestyle for dogs and their owners.
PetGuard is dedicated to providing the healthiest, highest quality ingredients to your dog. For example, Coleman Beef, which is used exclusively by PetGuard in all its beef dinners, are cattle raised from birth without artificial hormones or antibiotics. The chicken used in PetGuard chicken dinners is USDA hormone-free poultry. Every PetGuard product is prepared from wholesome ingredients including fresh vegetables and whole grains, complete with fiber and nutrients to offer your pet companion a flavorful, highly digestible food free of artificial ingredients and by-products. Just good wholesome food.
With PetGuard, you can guarantee your dog gets the same nutritious, whole foods, with the same health and wellness benefits as you provide for yourself and your family.
To vote for your favorite Organic Dog Food brand, leave a comment with your pick of our 3 nominees below!