As pet owners, we love our precious pooch! We want to give them the best of everything that we are able to provide. We buy them bowls, leashes, collars, pet beds and sweaters. Many of us keep prices in mind when buying food for our dogs. But when you look at the big picture, sometimes spending less on food will result in higher medical bills.
As far as dry dog food goes, prices range from $25 to over $80 for a 30 lb bag. Are you really getting better quality food for over $80 a pop? The answer is a resounding YES! Dog food that costs less often uses a lot of fillers and cheap ingredients such as “by products” or “meal”. Many of these foods often have grains and other products that pets can be allergic to.
Generally speaking, the more you spend on your dog’s food, the better the quality of ingredients will be. The more expensive, the more naturally the food is made. Almost always, every dollar more you spend will net you a better food, and in turn, better health for your dog.
Another benefit of paying more for dog food, is that a little goes a long way! Your dog wont need to eat as much to feel full. If you feed your dog a cup of cheap food for breakfast and dinner, you may find you only need ¾ cup of premium food!