Pet Nutrition: Why to choose Organic Food for Pet

Taking care of animals and their nutrition is becoming a headache for people. Food is one of the essential elements of life. Good nutrition makes the health better and bad nutrition shows bad effect. Keeping a pet in home increases responsibility to take care about health and proper food. Pets are sensitive in nature because they don’t have the power to express their feelings and wants. So the owners or human being has to think about their health and nutrition. You can find different kinds of organic and inorganic food in market but which one is best for your pet health you need to choose.

Difference between organic and inorganic food

Organic foods are richer in vitamins, minerals and other healthier products where as the inorganic food are comprising of pesticides, chemicals and toxic substances. By feeding organic food the immunity power of pet’s increases that helps to fight with the diseases where as the inorganic food increases the diseases in immune system and it affects the body parts. Keep your veterinary cost down by giving the low cost organic food than the inorganic food that costs more. Avoid the overweight health issue by giving the food in proper amount that increases the energy level.

Best Pet Nutrition

Organic Food and Its Impact

Organic food means growth of grain without pesticides, insecticides and other medicine that we are using to get more food grain which is full of toxic elements and creates so many diseases. Organic food should be grown by using the reusable products or fossil products that are natural. Good food demand for convenient, efficient, cost-effective agriculture. Unethical food production creates bad effective health issues. But now a day people are demanding ethical and sustainable agriculture for their pet’s health. For marketing purpose people remarking the inorganic foods as organic label but you need to choose it according to the quality and variety.

Qualitative Organic Food

Thinking about the pet’s food chat you need to choose such products that should be full of proteins, fats, carbohydrates etc. The taste factor also appears while choosing the sustainable food for animals. Better to choose the soil supporting food grains because it is fully natural and have all the ingredients for growth. You should follow some steps before buying a product. Those are

1-Product Name

From the product name you can identify the brand and its quality.

2-Details of Manufacturer

If you would have the details of manufacture then you can search their product preparation style as well as the quality of grains they are using to make it.

3-Quality of Ingredients

From the ingredients list you can identify the food is appropriate for which pet. You can also choose the product according to your pet’s health & fitness.

If you are following these steps then the benefits and the healthier impacts you can find in your pet like

1-            Fleas and ticks can be controlled

2-            Makes the pet disease less.

3-            Pet becomes Healthy, active and more preventive.

Homemade Food for Pet

Homemade food acts as the best nutrition for animals. You can add any kind of ingredient that has all the rich vitamins to make your pet healthier. You can give a proper taste to the food according to your pet’s taste bud. Scientifically it is proved that the commercially prepared food consists of the imbalanced ingredients that affect the pet health. So if you are preparing the food at home means you can add the ingredients according to the quantity and quality as putting eyes on the effects. The pet dogs like dog and cat like meet and flesh as food that you can make at home very easily like at what temperature it will be cooked so that the vitamin ingredients won’t be lost. The semi moist foods can be made at home very easily and in less time while it has all the healthier ingredients. But the most needed factor is quantity that should be very appropriate. If the quantity is more and taste is good then your pet might eat all the food but it increases the fat amount in body and makes the pet lazy and inactive.

Never go for the cost of food and make a choice of homemade ingredients and products like fruit, and other vegetables, milk as the simple food items that will add the good effect on your pet health. Healthier and happier pet makes creates a happy animal welfare. Better to think of organic foods rather than to choose the cost effective food.


Is Grass-Fed Beef More Delicious?

Lowell Novy, while enjoying a steak can tell whether the cattle that it comes from were fattened with corn or grass & hay. Further if he decided it is not corn and that the animal has fed on grass all its life, he can also identify the varieties of grass that was fed.

Hmmm? Surprising? Well you shouldn’t be. Raised on a cattle ranch in western Kansas, Lowell Novy is a veterinarian, practicing in Simi Valley and his words are backed by over 70 years in the field, literally raising cattle. He and his several associates together run a renowned Veterinary Clinic in Simi Valley. Nevertheless he manages half of his time and carries out experimenting with ranching practices with a team to assist him with his cattle.

Veterinarian Simi Valley

Feeding Of Animal on Varieties of Grass

The practice of slaughtering by most in the beef industry is usually preceded by a 4 month fattening procedure that feeds the cattle with corn. According to Novy, animal fed on varieties of grass and hay is found more tasteful than ones on corn. This is good for overall health of the cattle, good for land and better in taste. During and after WW II, the practice of feeding the livestock with concentrated carbohydrates diet of corn and other grains had gained ground for fattening them up prior to slaughtering. The fattening process would last for around 140 days. This would result in each animal gaining up to 5 pounds a day. This had obviously been a standard assuring efficiency, economy and profitability in the area of beef production. In the frenzy, we received the side effects in the form of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Novy realized this early and diverted administration of additives, growth hormones, antibiotics etc. as a corrective measure and instead introduced all Grass and hay into their diet.

Taste Bud Of Beef

Not surprising, with well-done, thick, juicy steak in their mouths, public has begun considering the source to be coming from a higher-quality specialty product, largely because of improved breeding through genetics that promising them more vitamins, particularly omega-3 healthful fatty acids. They acknowledge that it is light and easier to digest, like fish, unlike the usual issues caused by red meat.

Like wine and tea, the veterinarian speculates that the day is not far that even beef will be subjected to “beef tasting”.

Slaughterhouse Of Cattle

However the grass fed beef makes up as little as 5% of the entire beef sales in the US. It is not difficult to understand that producing such cattle turns out much more costly, with their weight gain being limited to less than 2 pounds each day. Novy has to take care that his product does not get mixed with other ranch products and consequently lose its uniqueness. His team accompanies the cattle to the slaughterhouse ensuring they are not harmed. He does not buy cattle; he has worked very hard and very long; using a strict genetic profile he breeds them – each one of the 400 odd head that he sells each year are conceived, born and raised entirely on the ranch – thus getting the superior product on the table. Nevertheless the 5% supplying better tasting steaks on the tables are people more passionate on the quality and health of the public in general than the profitability.

It is not difficult to understand the California Cattlemen’s Association and California Beef Council not being prepared to favor one production method from another. Its members include all types – grain-fed, grass-fed, organic and “natural” beef. According to it, there has been little research that could stand up in ovation for the grass fed beef and the differences are insignificant even as acknowledging that grass fed beef might be rich with good fatty acid.

There are restaurants that specialize in local food products and these make extra efforts educating the patrons on the grass fed beef, and most of them are awed by the facts presented. Such restaurateurs share the same passion as Novy’s and are partners in developing a new, healthier gastronomic culture. Seeing the encouraging signs, Novy plans to double his production and the restaurateurs are anxious to lap it all. After all it takes two to tango!

Qualifications For Cage-Free Boarding

You love pets. You care for them. You follow all that your veterinarian advises you that are good for your beloved pet. One of the things that your veterinarian could mention is that of cage free boarding. It is a place that people take their pets for training, grooming, day care, and yes holiday – while you get to holiday too.

How to qualify for cage-free boarding?

For Simi Valley and surrounding area residents, there are quite a few options to choose from. You would find it a great idea, it may perk you up! But wait! Does your darling qualify? Well, these boarding’s, based on their goals and objectives do set a qualification procedure, so it is reasonable to expect certain regulations that empowers it to serve in that direction better and achieve the goals and objectives. Let’s take a dog for example. The boarding veterinarian would check him to ensure he meets precise health and character related requirements in order to become a visitor of a private boarding home, animal hospital, pet resort, a commercial cage-free boarding facility or any other type of cage-free boarding facility.

Animal Hospital

4 to 6 months is the typical minimum age for permitting admissions. Admission to pets less than 12 months of age, may seek additional fee.

Before proceeding, it is advisable to check out reports from fellow canine lovers or from the various mediums as to which establishments would not entertain your breed as most have breed restrictions. Usually American dog breeds such as American bull dog, boxer, Rottweiler, American pit bull terrier, Akita, Chow chow, Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, miniature bull terrier, presa canario, American Staffordshire terrier are the restricted breeds. You may check out the private ones, who might permit if they have none at all.

One of the admission criteria is size. This is usually and thankfully true only for private homes. Some homes may prefer only small dogs.

It may be worthwhile to note that rates are often based on the size of the dog.

It is advisable to book in advance; in certain seasons the demand for admissions shoot high.

Do remember to check out if the cage-free boarding facility specifies the type of collar dogs should be having on. Generally a standard nylon collar with a plastic quick release buckle works for all.

Dog boarding in cage free

Aggressive dogs are discouraged for admission. However this factor does not play an important role at establishments where they have separate enclosures for feeding. Dogs in cage-free boarding environments are meant to hang out, play and may sleep together. Given the highly interactive atmosphere like this, squabbles may break out from time to time but since guests have been screened by the veterinarian, serious injuries are less likely to happen; usually the attendants keep an eye for glaring behavior that needs action.

No report of ill health, typically in the last 30 days, prior to admission is one of the basic requirements. It should not be carrying any communicable diseases and fleas and ticks. While certain establishments may not mind dogs being on a flea and tick prevention program during specific months of the year, do not be surprised if others want to ensure if the pet is on a monthly flea and tick preventive such as Frontline Plus.

Most such establishments would seek to know whether your pet is current with preventive vaccines – DHPP, DHLPP/DA2PP/5-in-1, Rabies (pups within the last 12 months), adult dogs (within the last 36 months), Bordetella (the intranasal form, within the last 6 months, booster within the 12 months). It may be worth checking the establishments’ preferences whether they accept titers or exclusion of certain vaccines – advised by a veterinarian.

Some, mostly larger cage-free boarding facilities, may accept dogs that are not spayed or neutered; if they did, they may not allow them to play with other dogs. Others insist – for the ones between 6 to 12 months of age – to be spayed or neutered. Private ones usually avoid admitting females in the heat.

Certain private boarding homes may require dogs to be potty trained.

Establishments may have a procedural requirement to see your pet in advance – a pre-boarding interview – and evaluate temperament and problems that may adversely affect other inhabitants. Dogs with behavioral problems may be denied admission; in certain instances, they may be admitted if arranged to be looked after and trained, at a separate fee.