Non-Organic vs. Organic
Non-organic plant ingredients are usually grown with chemicals such as synthetic fertilisers and pesticides (fungicides, herbicides, insecticides), and are likely to be GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), while non-organic livestock are commonly injected with antibiotics and growth hormones, and can be fed animal by-products. Although there has not yet been any conclusive proof that these practices are harmful, they have been repeatedly linked to issues such as food allergies, gastrointestinal problems, and serious diseases like cancer.
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Organic ingredients on the other hand are produced naturally without such chemicals and are hence, likelier to be safer than non-organic ingredients. They also tend to be fresher as without artificial preservatives, their shelf-life can not be prolonged. Organic livestock is also healthier; not only do they have more space to roam around and hence, more exercise, they are also less likely to cause diseases such as mad cow disease as they can not be fed animal by-products. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that organic meat is, due to their natural diet, higher in certain nutrients such as Omega 3.
Pet owners who have switched their pets to organic food and products have seen their pets’ health improve as a result. The most common changes reported are that their skin and coat look healthier, and that they have less digestive problems. It may be pricier, but they insist that this lifestyle change benefits both their pet and themselves in the long run. With their pets having less health problems such as constant ear infections, lethargy, skin irritations and soft stool, they have less things to worry about and less visits to the vet.