What is Organix Dog Food?
By its label alone, any Dog owner as consumer of a Dog Food product would know what “Organix” is as a brand. If you think it refers to being “organic,” then you got the idea just right. The product even literally describes itself as the leader in both being organic and natural as such.
As any conscious Dog owner, it is only instinctive to know the manufacturing company behind any product of interest like a Dog Food. So to know what Organix is all about, let us take a look at the company behind its making.
Earlier we mentioned the company behind Organix as one which describes itself as a leader in both organics and natural. That company was Castor & Pollux Natural Pet Works.
It is the same company that manufactures Natural Ultramix® Dog Food and treats as well as GOOD BUDDY® for Dog supplies.
But when you think the product’s claim to being a leader in organics and natural is nothing but marketing, one would be surprised to know that the case is not so. Of the many Pet food product brand, Organix was the first one to meet all of USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP)’s standards, an idea of which where the label got its merit.
As of 2012, however, the company behind Organix is now under acquisition by Merrick Pet Care, a Texan company under the same line of business as the company, Castor & Pollux Natural Pet Works, it acquired. Like Castor & Pollux Natural Pet Works, Merrick Pet Care have organic certification from USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) and is the only company to have such for dry and canned food for all pets.
While the term “organic” may be known by an average person as the use of actual organic ingredients in a certain product, there is no actual definition of the term even to FDA. However, the accepted general idea about organics are those which were as a result of the approved methods which concerns biodiversity and the environment and one which does not make use of synthetics, radiation, and other equally or more harmful means provided by science.
Being organic means having a conscientious means of cultivating sources of ingredients, in a sense.
So what is Organix composed of?
One of the many ingredients that make up Organix Dog Food is chicken meat. This obviously for protein which helps animals like Dogs grow and even repair on tissues whose damage arose from the normal wear-and-tear of the creature.
Following it is the poultry meal which basically supplements on the chicken meat for protein, among other nutrients found in it like chicken meat.
By definition, a poultry meal is “the dry rendered product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of poultry or a combination thereof, exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails. It shall be suitable for use in animal food. If it bears a name descriptive of its kind, it must correspond thereto.”
Due to the process involved in making Organix, however, poultry meal by weight is the primary ingredient of this Dog Food followed only by chicken meat.
However, given the relative diversity under the Organix label as a Dog Food brand, others contain ingredients that may substitute for either or both chicken meat and poultry meal like turkey and may come as either grain-free or poultry-free with consideration to a Dog’s age, breed, size, and weight.
Other ingredients found within the Organix line-up of Dog Food Products include: brown rice, peas, quinoa, flaxseed, carrots, apples, and broccoli, all of which are organic – true to the Organix principle. With special consideration to adult Dogs, the adult version of Organix make use of organic potato and organic carrots as its ingredients.
While indeed “organic” in its ingredients, being organic per se may not mean a “perfect” meal for your Dog. Safer for sure it may be than its counterparts which employs other less organic or altogether synthetic ingredients in its mixture as a Dog Food product, but simply being organic does not mean it contains all the needed nutrients your Dog may need or even may have access on a certain nutrient that your Dog’s body will not fully utilize.
One thing is true however when going organic for your Dog’s meal: if it contains the right set of ingredients which gives your pet the optimum nutritional benefits, then that’s a great advantage over others which employ synthetic, less healthful means for your Dog’s health.