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Vote in the Dogington Post Awards: Best Organic Dog Food

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!

 

 

14 Responses to Vote in the Dogington Post Awards: Best Organic Dog Food
  1. Chris B Kilgren
    December 22, 2013 | 10:13 pm

    I’ve been feeding my Schipperke Organix dry Adult for over five years now.
    I can see where the price of this food might be a concern for someone with a 60lb.+ dog, but it is really not an issue when you have a 16lb. Schipperke.

    My little guy thrives on this stuff, his coat is near perfect and his energy level is very high (boy howdy!).
    He has never had any kind of serious health issues in his 6 and 1/2 years of life.

    I Highly recommend this doggie food, but if you have a big dog, you’d better have a pretty big wallet too.

    But what price the health and happiness of your beloved four legged friend?

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  3. Aubrie Cohen
    January 21, 2013 | 8:10 pm

    Has anyone tried PetBistro?? I
    Found this great organic dog food a couple of years ago what a life saver. I have tried other dog foods but nothing seemed to work for my dogs especially my one dog Sulie. She has sore spots, infections, itching and she kept spitting up her food – Until I found this awesome food called Pet Bistro. The results were immediate – she loved it and it did not make her sick and within the week she stopped itching and within 2 weeks all of her sore spots were gone. I think this food should be reviewed. My dog has a much better quality of life due to Pet Bistro Dog Food. They have my vote.

  4. SILVIA SOOS-KAZEL
    January 10, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    Have been using Castor Pollux Organix kibble/dry & can foods for a few years now with my Miniature Schnauzers and rescue small Beagle. My Dogs enjoy the food with all those great natural ingredients and do very well with overall condition and weight control & lower fats for pancreatic control for the Miniature Schnauzers. Castor Pollux is now offering kibble for small breeds in two varieties, one being grain free with potato vs rice which I am eager to try with my Dogs. I & my dogs give Castor Pollux thumbs up for their great varieties of dog foods which are tasty for the dogs and priced right. I have even asked more stores to carry these Castor Pollux products!

  5. Melanie Hoffman
    January 7, 2013 | 6:36 pm

    Castor & Pollux Organix Grain-free for Small Breeds is the ONLY dry food my dogs with allergies will eat (EVEN WHEN THEY’RE NOT HUNGRY!) We haven’t tried the other two nominated brands, but frankly, we have no reason to try anything else now.

  6. Lynn
    January 3, 2013 | 10:02 pm

    Canine Caviar, all the way!!! No wheat, corn, soy or potato, all organic and alkaline based to promote healthy tissues! Love, love, love our food! My 22 month labrador puppy has never eaten anything else. His coat shines like silk, his breath is so good you could stick your head in his mouth, and his fur smells like nothing at all…and he’s never had a bath with soap!

  7. Suzanne
    January 2, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    Castor & Pollux Organix!

  8. Claire
    January 2, 2013 | 9:08 pm

    Castor & Pollux Organix! I did my research to find a high-quality dog food for a lower cost and this was what I found. I work at a pet supply store and I always recommend it for that reason. I love that it’s filled with ingredients that I would like to eat and all the probiotics makes her digestion pretty regular. It did great for my dog’s coat as well :]

  9. Jaime
    January 2, 2013 | 8:17 pm

    Castor & Pollux Organix

  10. Audrey
    January 2, 2013 | 8:17 pm

    Castor & Pollux Organix. Both our rescue dogs eat it, and even our fosters eat it while they are with us and take a bag with them to their new home. Our dog with digestive issues loves the grain-free and hasn’t had any problems since switching!

  11. anthony
    January 2, 2013 | 5:05 pm

    Castor & Pollux Organix!

  12. Ana Gesell
    January 2, 2013 | 4:44 pm

    Castor & Pollux gets my vote. My Puppy loves the food and treats. Thanks for the great dog food!

  13. Victoria Baron
    January 2, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    My vote is for Castor and Pollux Organix

  14. Geneva
    January 2, 2013 | 4:16 pm

    Castor & Pollux Organix is the best organic dog food ever formulated. I adopted a pure bred Yorkie in June 2012 from the worst puppy mill bust recorded in Texas. For 6 months I tried EVERY kind of organic, holistic, pure formulated food, raw, refrigerated, canned, etc. She was beyond picky & had horrible digestive problems. The article from the puppy mill bust & how they survived was horrendous. I was at my wits end! FINALLY in November, after bringing a partially eaten bag of another popular dog food back, I purchased a bag of Organix small bites & it is the only thing I will feed her. She eats it twice daily without any problems. Most of the foods suggested by vets or others had products I would never feed her. Castor & Pollux Organix has the best possible ingredients, but if she wouldn’t eat it, it wouldn’t matter. She loves it!

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