As your dog ages, their food requirements change. Like people, older dogs can’t eat the same types of foods that they ate when they were younger. They also can’t eat the same amounts of food that they used to consume. Their systems have changed, their metabolism is different and you need to change their diets as they get older.
Changing your dog’s diet to organic is a good move at any age, but it can really help your dog in their later years. Organic food is almost always easier to digest, especially because the recipes used don’t include fillers and unwanted grains. These fillers can be difficult for younger, active dogs to digest properly and older dogs can really struggle.
Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Organic Senior Recipe Dog Food
Castor & Pollux has a wide assortment of organic and natural foods for both cats and dogs. These foods are usually based on chicken or fish as the main protein source. This dog food blend is aimed at older dogs and has the addition of fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants and vitamins. Sweet potatoes and blueberries are used, giving the food a sweeter taste that your dog can enjoy.
Because the aim of this food is to be organic and natural, there is no additions of corn, wheat or other grains that are commonly used as fillers. While younger dogs can usually digest most fillers found in dry dog foods, older dogs often can’t. Their systems don’t need the struggle that comes with empty calories or carbohydrates. They do need the vitamins and nutrients, plus antioxidants, found with this food and the ingredients used.
Another plus that comes from using organic pet foods is the complete lack of preservatives and coloring agents. Coloring is added just to make humans think the food is better, the dog doesn’t care or pay attention to the color. Preservatives are chemicals and, while they may make the food last longer, serve no dietary function at all.
From a cost standpoint, organic is always going to be more expensive. Fillers are cheap, natural and organic ingredients will cost more. However, your dog will have far fewer health problems and that is a benefit that you can’t put a price on.