With high quality, nutritious dog and cat foods, your pet will not need to each as much as with the cheaper foods. Nowlet me explain the ‘few cents’ more a meal issueMany pet owners experience ‘sticker stock’ when looking at a better quality pet food.I understand that higher quality dog and cat foods can be two or even three times as expensive than the cheaper brands. They look at the price tag and gasp when thinking how fast Fido or Fluffy goes through that bag of food.Breaking it down to cost per mealIf your pet currently eats one cup of food per day
A 20 pound of food will provide you with about 50 meals. Less than $5.38 cents per meal, two meals a day, in one month you are spending around $22. What they don’t understand is that with better quality dog or cat foods, you don’t feed nearly as much as with the cheap pet foods. Keep a constant monitoring eye on them – a healthy weight is a healthier pet. Cut back the serving size. Pets often get sick with kidney or liver disease or skin and ear problems due to inferior nutrition – those ‘few cents’ more a meal to feed them quality nutrition are nothing compared to the heartache and vet bills. Using the above example, at . With the apparent twice as expensive higher quality pet food, at .
You must look at the cost per meal to completely give the price of the food consideration. I informed him of this and his response was that they probably couldn’t afford a better food.Serving size for your pet is something you will need to experiment with.I recently received an email asking my opinion about a Potato Chips Machine couple of different types of pet foods – what I thought about the quality of the foods.
However pet owners who think they cannot afford the quality pet foods more than likely will pay in the long term. On average, dogs and cats that eat higher quality pet foods (higher quality ingredients) consume about 1/3 less than that of a cheaper inferior food.00 per month to feed a pet with the inferior food.And please don’t just look at the cost of the bag of food, look at (at least) the first five ingredients and consider the cost of the serving.00 for a 20 pound bag (double the cost of a inferior quality pet food) – that costs you less that $.30 per meal. Both of the pet foods he asked about (which he was feeding his ‘family’) were what I considered to be very inferior foods.