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Healthy Eating, It’s Not Just For Dogs

10.05.09 Healthy Eating, It’s Not Just For Dogs

In this week’s circular, there was an advertisement for a BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) on organic dog food at my local pet supplies store.

I made a mental note to get over there this weekend and pick some up, as this is all I feed my former shelter dog. Whoa, wait a minute! My dog only gets organic dog food?

This was my “Aha” moment, or as I like to say my wake-up call.

I have researched the subject of commercial brands vs. organic and find them to be lacking in some very important nutrients as well being full of a lot of fattening ingredients Because I want to keep her around for a long time, it’s nothing but the best for good ole’Bindy.

But what about my kids? Don’t I want to keep them around for a long time too? (Well, I hope they’ll leave someday!) This is the part where I have to confess that I just have just been not paying enough attention to their eating habits, and buying a lot of non-organic snacks. Which is not to say that Bindy doesn’t get some table food now and then (more now than then.)

I know it is economically challenging to buy only organic and sometimes we just want to get in and out when we are filling our weekly order. Maybe we don’t have time to label read and we fall into the same old habits of tossing one or two organic items that we have previously purchased in our carts and keep moving.

Take up the challenge this week and check out your local organic food aisle. I bet you’ll find some things you can purchase that are not too costly and you can scale back on some things you know you don’t need.

I am going to do the same and I would love to hear what you find.

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