'Organic', the new trend - A few words from our Pet Nutritionist
A few words from our Pet Nutritionist, Bianca Boulton-Major, regarding the benefits of organic produce.
Not only are we passionate about pets, we are passionate about using only the finest ingredients in all of our products. We believe in the motto “you are what you eat”, providing dogs and cats with a nutritionally well sourced and balanced diet.
With this in mind, within our Country Banquet range, we made the conscious decision to source 100% British human grade organic meat and vegetables and introduce Organic options.
What does Organic mean?
The Soil Association refers to organic as
“Working with nature, not against it. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilizers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment – this means more wildlife!”
Our acting MD, Michelle Machin-Jefferies, organically manages her own farm and has found organic farming crucially beneficial for it’s surrounding environment;
“Since purchasing a former beef farm 13 years ago I have seen the landscape and wildlife change drastically. I refuse to use pesticides and chemicals and now have an abundance of wildflowers and the diversity of wildlife has increased massively. I now get to see hares every morning and wild birds of prey daily and I believe it is all down to the way I manage the land.”
Did you know…
- Organic meat has a greater balanced ratio of healthy fats compared to non-organic meat
- Animals must be raised in a low stress environment, with the ability to roam and access natural enrichment
- There must be no use of growth hormones
- Antibiotics are only to be used if there is a medical need due to ill-health, otherwise these must not be used
- No genetically modified feed is allowed to be fed to the animals
- Organic producers are third party audited to maintain the highest of standards
Within our Country Banquet range we produce complete organic meals for both dogs and cats, Organic Chicken for both dogs and cats and Organic Turkey for dogs.
The Country Banquet Organic recipes are rich in super foods such as organic kale, (in the dog food only), spirulina and bilberry to help boost your pet’s health. All the vegetables within the Organic recipes are certified organic, meaning they are not exposed to chemical pesticides, GMO’s, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
Organic farming is not only beneficial to the environment it can also increase biodiversity. So, by feeding your pet Natural Instinct Organic Country Banquet you and your pet are also helping the environment!