Organic Cat Food
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organic cat food

Why should you switch to organic cat food? Is it really that much better for your cat than high quality non-organic brands of cat food?

Let's explore some of the common myths and find out what real benefits are to be gained from going organic.

Find out which cat food brands to look for when switching to a truly organic food.

Perhaps you've wanted to provide your cat with a diet packed with nutrients and vitamins and cut out the garbage that's often present in many regular cat food brands.

  • You don't have time to prepare raw food or homemade cat food recipes.
  • You don't have time and/or access to stores where you can source ingredients to make your own cat food.
  • You want something quick and easy to feed your cat and know that it's good for their health too.

If your cat is not as healthy as you like, or constantly suffers from minor illnesses with no known causes, perhaps it is the preservatives and additives in his food that are causing problems.

Organic cat foods offer:-

  • Better immunity
  • Longer and healthier life
  • It is antibiotic free (unnecessary use of antibiotics cause resistance problems when your cat needs them)
  • Hormone free (extra hormones cause lots of physical and psychological problems)
  • Pesticides in ‘normal’ foods are poisonous and cause ailments when taken over long periods of time
  • Additives are unnecessary and used more as fillers than anything else
  • Preservatives in canned and dehydrated foods can cause hyperactive behavior or allergies
  • The foods are nutritionally balanced 
  • No artificial colors used

How to Know It's Organic Cat Food

organic cat food

We've all seen the recent trend towards organically produced fruits and vegetables in our supermarkets, but what about cat food? - How do you tell if it's really organic or just a fancy marketing ploy?

What to Look For

To be truly organic cat food will contain ingredients that are 95% organically sourced. This includes any fruit, vegetable, meat or fish used in the food.

In the USA cat food brands claiming to be organic have to be USDA certified to be sold as organic cat food.

They should be free from:-

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Hormones - including animals fed with genetically modified foods.
  • Artificial fertilizers
  • Meat from factory farmed animals
  • Animal by-products
  • Artificial colors and preservatives
  • Additives
  • Unnecessary fillers - carbohydrates like grains and corn.

Look out for brands which use words which imply they are organic, but in fact aren't.

Companies can still use words on their packaging like 'Natural', 'Holistic' and 'Whole' but this doesn't necessarily mean that they are organic.

What Brands are Organic?

Newman's Own Cat Food

You've probably seen Newman's food ranges before - now they have a line of wet and dry cat food.

Paul Newman donates all post-tax profits from the sale of this organic cat food range to many animal charities and sanctuaries throughout the USA.

Newman's Own Organics Adult Variety Pack Canned Cat Food 24/5.5-oz cans
Newman's Own Organics Adult Formula Dry Cat Food 4.75-lb bag

What's In It?

  • Organic chicken meat and fat.
  • Peas & carrots
  • Kelp - good source of iodine
  • Soy, brown rice and barley
  • Taurine - an amino acid vital for a healthy heart and brain function.
  • Parsley
  • Oats
  • Sorghum - a cereal crop rich in fiber
  • Flax Seed

What's Not?

  • Artificial flavors and colors
  • Animal by-products (like feet, heads and intestines).
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Steroids or antibiotics
  • Wheat or corn filler

Evanger's Cat Food

Evanger's organic cat foods have been made in Illinois since 1935. They produce a wide range of cat food - but so far there are only two flavors of organic canned cat food: Braised Chicken Dinner and Turkey and Butternut Squash.

Evanger's Organics Turkey and Butternut Squash Dinner Canned Cat Food 24/5.5-oz cans

Each flavor comes in a 24 pack of 5.5oz cans.

You can buy direct from the Evanger's website or order from Only Natural or Pet Food

What's In It?

  • Locally sourced, human grade ingredients.
  • Organic meat as the #1 ingredient.
  • Taurine
  • Vitamins D2, B12, A and E.
  • Blueberries
  • Organic butternut squash
  • 100% certified kosher.

What's Not?

  • Salt
  • Preservatives
  • Animal by-products
  • Additives
  • Artificial color
  • Grains and carbohydrates

Castor Pollux - Organix Cat Food Range

Castor & Pollux Organix Feline Organic Turkey and Organic Spinach Formula Canned Cat Food 24/5.5-oz cans

The Organix range includes:

Canned - Turkey & Seafood, Chicken & Turkey, Turkey & Salmon, Turkey & Spinach.

Dry - Chicken, Brown Rice and Flaxseed - both Indoor and Adult varieties.

Castor & Pollux Organix Grain Free Healthy Senior Dry Cat Food 4-lb bag

What's In It?

  • Organic meat as the #1 ingredient.
  • Chicken liver
  • Made in the USA.
  • Taurine
  • Minerals - zinc, iron, potassium
  • Vitamins - E, A, D3 and B12
  • Flaxseed - for a healthy coat

What's Not?

  • Preservatives
  • Animal by-products
  • Additives
  • Artificial color
  • Hormones
  • Genetically modified food

It is available in individual cans/bags or by the case from Castor & Pollux website or Only Natural

PetGaurd Organic Cat Food

PetGuard Organic Chicken and Vegetable Entree Canned Cat Food 12/12.7-oz cans

What's In It?

  • Organic chicken meat as the #1 ingredient.
  • Chicken fat
  • Natural preservatives - vitamins C and E.
  • Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
  • Fruits: apple fiber, carrots
  • Vegetables: spinach, potatoes
  • Sunflower oil
  • Brown rice, oats, quinoa

What's Not?

  • Preservatives
  • Animal by-products
  • Additives
  • Artificial color
  • Hormones
  • Genetically modified food
  • Sweeteners & sugars
  • Wheat, soy, corn
Petguard organic wet cat food
Organic Petguard dry cat food

You can order dry and wet cat food from

Mature Dry food comes in 2.2lb bags.

Organic Chicken & Vegetable Entree cans come in either12 x 2.7oz cans or 24 x 5.5oz cans.

How Do I Switch To Organic?

Most cats are very particular about the food they eat. They don’t appreciate too much change in taste. If you are switching over from regular cat food to the organic variety, you have to

  • Give your cat small quantities to begin with. You can make gradual replacements, mixing 10 percent new food with the old one and slowly increasing the percentage of organic food and reduce the portions of their regular food.
  • Only feed when they are hungry, to encourage them to try the new food.

It will take time for your kitty to switch to an all-organic diet, so you have to be patient.

It can take four to six weeks or even a few months for the change to take place. Occasionally some of the brands, being organic and have more nutrient dense, may not suit your pet, so give it some time.

Sometimes you may have to try different brands to see which one your cat accepts.

If the food does not suit your cat, it can throw up or have digestive disorder, so it is best to consult with your vet first before changing their diet.

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