Tuesday, July 16, 2013

GMO-Free Pets

GMO corn and soy show up in a lot of dog food. These GMO crops have either been genetically modified to produce insecticide within the organism or to withstand the spraying of toxic pesticides and herbicides. As a result, we and our four legged friends ingest not only the poorly-understood genetically modified products but also the chemicals which they absorb.
According to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, "animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysregulation, accelerated aging, dysregulation of genes associated with cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, cell signaling, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system." For this reason it is just as important to seek out GMO-Free Organic foods for your pets as it is for yourself, whenever possible.

Olive, my pug-jack russel mix, enjoys an Organic dry food by Newman's Own Organic.

For some more options, this article by Dogs Naturally Magazine highlights a few that are definitely worth a try!

What pet food do you use? Share your GMO-Free furry friends with us on our Facebook Page!

Keep it Real,


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