Dogs are a part of the family, and just like with people, what goes into their bodies has a major impact on their overall health. If you are a dog owner, you know that keeping your furry friend healthy and happy is a top priority. That is why it is important to choose the best food for them so, many pet owners are turning to holistic dog foods to meet their needs. But what is holistic dog food, and what are the benefits of feeding it to your pup? Keep reading to find out!
What does Holistic mean?
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is the organization that establishes regulations and standards for pet food nutrition. They also provide definitions for terms, like “natural” and “organic.” However, when it comes to defining the term “holistic,” AAFCO has no regulated definition or requirements.
“Holistic,” means of or related to “holism.” Health Extension® products are not just Holistic because we use the highest quality whole ingredients, but we consider the soul of our brand to be “Holistic” as well!
Holistic products refer to brands that incorporate whole ingredients and supplements that promote the overall health and wellness of the pet. Additionally, incorporating ingredients rich in antioxidants like turmeric, organic apple cider vinegar, ginger, natural probiotics, and real coconut oil, helps certain conditions related to digestion, skin & coat, and hip & joint health.
Replacing ingredients like wheat, corn, and soy with fiber rich legumes, pumpkin and sweet potatoes is also healthy, beneficial and in line with a holistic product. Holistic pet foods often include ingredients known as superfoods meaning whole fruits and vegetables for instance, whole blueberries, cranberries, spinach, and carrots, like our Grain Free Recipes. Grain Free formulas and Freeze-Dried Raw formulas are also found among Holistic pet food brands. Never any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives for a long healthy life.
Here at Health Extension®, we make understanding our brand easy for pet parents. Our transparency is delightfully refreshing and not readily found throughout the industry. We know what is important to pet parents and their furry friends. With our wholesome family roots, three generations in the making, our strong values, and stellar reputation throughout the pet food industry. Products are made in small batches right here in the USA, sourcing wholesome ingredients from local farms, and 100% GMO free, further solidifying our brand as Holistic.
Our added diligence in providing the highest quality control practices for safe manufacturing processes has proven to be successful. We pride ourselves on never having any recalls on any of our products. Formulating our products are done by qualified veterinary and animal nutritionist professionals to meet or exceed AAFCO’s minimum requirements. Health Extension® provides the following guarantee, by AAFCO, on all of our dry food products:
“Holistic Health Extension® is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including growth of large size dogs (70lbs. or more as an adult).”
As a Holistic and responsible pet food manufacturer Health Extension® is a member of and committed to the Pet Sustainability Coalition! Minimizing the negative impact we have on our environment and communities we do business in.
We are not just a Holistic pet food company because we use high-quality whole ingredients, but also because of the soul and mission of our brand. Our goal is to help pets achieve optimal health and wellness in all areas of their lives, not just through the food they eat. We hope that you will consider trying Health Extension® products for your furry friends and see how holistic nutrition can make a difference in their overall well-being!