Your Questions About Organic Dog Food Brands

James asks…

Is it ok for cats to eat dog food?

My cat will only eat dog food and if I dont give it to hime then he will not eat for days. I have tried all types of cat food. So is dog food ok for cat long term?
I have feed him wet and wet with dry,I even mixed the cat and dog food. I even let him go hungry and then try it all again.I even try to trick him with the dog and cat food but he smells it and walks away.

admin answers:

No… It’s not ok. Cat food has special added vitamins that cats MUST have or they can suffer heat disease and blindness.

Feed your cat only cat food… Even if you have to sit there and feed him one bite at a time out of your hand.

Cats were never meant to eat dry food, also known as cereals or kibble. We, humans, make them eat it for convenience to us. It has nothing to do with them or their nutritional needs. It’s completely species inappropriate.

All small domestic cats descended from desert cats. In the wild, desert cats derive their entire liquid intake from their prey. They do not have a thirst mechanism because they don’t need it when eating a species appropriate diet. They get all they need from what they eat. Additionally water was usually not available to them in their desert climate. So they do not often drink water. Regular ol’ house cats have descended from those same wild desert cats.

So in a home environment, your kitty does not get the moisture it needs from dry food and it’s almost always in a constant state of dehydration. Water fountains are encouraged to TRY to get your cat to drink more and your kitty may even enjoy it, but it will never meet its water intake needs drinking from a bowl.

Deadly feline illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure, obesity, allergies, Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), bladder stones, kidney stones, urinary tract blockages and Urinary Tract Infections (FLUTD), with and without deadly crystals run rampant these days. Cats are not taking in enough water to stave them off. Proper water intake through a species appropriate diet alone can prevent most of these conditions.

Overall, wet is all around better for any cats diet, be it canned or Raw and they should never be fed dry cereal kibble if we wish to most closely match their wild nutritional and dietary needs. Kibble meets our needs… not our cats.

I recommend varying the diet with a constant rotation of accepted canned foods that your cat enjoys. If you do this, and allow your cat the same assortment they would have in nature when eating mice, bugs, birds and rabbits, your cats’ digestive system won’t be so sensitive and you won’t have to run around looking for a specific brand when your store is out. You will have a nice variety to choose from instead.

Canned foods I recommend for your rotation:

Nature’s Variety –
Wellness Grain Free Formula’s –
By Nature Organics –
Organix –
Evanger’s Holistic Pheasant –
Evanger’s Organic Braised Chicken –
Evanger’s Turkey & Butternut Squash –

Lizzie asks…

What is the best dog food for a miniature dachshund?

My dog is very picky and he will only eat certain things. Sometimes i have to “mix” it with something else.

admin answers:

Well stay away from brands like purina, science diet, eukanuba, iams, alpo, pedigree, ol roy. Pretty much anything u see on tv or see at walmart. Go for a better brand like canidae, innova, chicken soup brand, timberwolf organics, or solid gold. These foods r made of holistic ingredients that ur dog will love. There r no fillers and no allergens such as corn

Nancy asks…

Rate these 4 organic dog food brands?

I am looking for other dog owners’ opinion in what brand of kibble would you consider the best from 1-4 making one the best and four the worst of the four brands.All of these brands are organic or holistic.
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
By Nature
Halos Spot Stew
Wellness Small Breed Super5Mix
I have my small breed on Solid Gold.I am looking for a 2nd brand so I can switch out the food every few days.My dog gets bored with the same thing every day.

admin answers:

Only the By Nature is organic (and it’s not completely organic-it’s not even the most organic…the dog food with the most organic ingredients, at 95% is Karma).

I think they’re all good foods, here’s the order in which I would choose them:

1. Wellness Super5mix
2. Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
3. Halo
4. By Nature

The foods I would consider the best: Innova, California Natural, Healthwise, Merrick, Solid Gold, Merrick, Flint River Ranch, or Prairie.

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