- BY: Alexandra Blantyre
The term organic is defined differently in various countries. In the USA, we define organic products as being produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.Organic crops are grown without conventional pesticides and fertilizers. Before a product can be labeled organic, the farm must be approved by a certified inspector who acknowledges it is following the rules for being organic.
Conventionally grown cotton consumes approximately 25% of the insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides used in the world. It takes roughly an eighth of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers to produce enough cotton for just one doggie t-shirt.
Plush organic dog toys are made from organic cotton which is free from herbicides and pesticides. This helps in reducing your pet’s exposure to allergens and toxins. Organic rubber toys are free of lead and latex or petroleum based softening agents.
When you buy organic toys you know they are safe for your whole family. Think about how much time your dog spends with a toy in his mouth, either playing ball or chewing on something. You can feel better about where that toy comes from when you buy organic, even if they do cost a little more. As a responsible pet parent, it’s up to you to make sure you are doing everything you can to make sure your dog is not exposed to toxins.