Monday, November 3, 2014

Does Organic Matter to You? Survey Results Are In! #OrganicPet

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This post is sponsored by Castor & Pollux and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about ORGANIX, but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Castor & Pollux Pet Works is not responsible for the content of this article.

How much does organic matter to you and your family?

You may have filled out a recent survey we shared from Castor & Pollux, asking for your opinions on organic and today the results are in!

Take a look at the nifty inforgraphic below to find out what pet parents think about organic for both their human and fur kids!

We think this is some interesting stuff, especially since I've been conscious of both eating organic myself and feeding it to Rocco. However, like most of you, we don't eat organic 100 percent of time.

Still, like more than half of you, we think it's important to choose organic as much as we can. We see the benefit of reducing our exposure to pesticides, and so that means I choose organic when shopping for many of my fruits and veggies and for some of Rocco's dog food and treats, too.

We found this recent study that says that by eating just 80 percent organic you can reduce your pesticide exposure by up to 96 percent.

When you're looking for organic, you can look for the USDA Organic logo as well as the Oregon Tilth logo. Both are types of organic certifications and both are used for Castor & Pollux Organix foods.

What kind of ingredients do you look for in your pet's food?

In the Organix dry food for dogs, organic free-range chicken is the No. 1 ingredient. The folks at Castor & Pollux build on that foundation by adding organic brown rice and fresh organic fruit and vegetable purees that provide natural sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.

In addition to any kind of meat, I know that Rocco also loves veggie and fruit purees, because I have a hard time keeping his face out of my healthy smoothies!

Want to know more about organic dog food? There's lots of great information in this Organix FAQ.

If you want to try Castor & Pollux food and treats, you can find them at Petsmart, Petco, Whole Foods Market and pet specialty retailers nationwide. 
Rocco after thoroughly enjoying Organix canned food!
Stay tuned for another Castor & Pollux post later this month where we'll tell you more about the Organix line of dry food, canned food and treats for dogs! Yum! 


  1. Very interesting infographic. The growth hormones is quite scary. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

    1. Happy Monday Molly! I know, lots of these things are scary.

  2. Great infographic, especially with respect to what USDA Organic means.