A common misconception about premium pet food is that it is too expensive. A lot of people believe that they can save money by feeding their pets the cheapest food possible. When you factor in the long-term health benefits and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your pet is getting the best possible nutrition, the cost of premium cat and dog food can be less expensive than you might think!
It's About Your Pet Living a Happy, Healthy Life
When I was a little boy our family pet was a Cocker Spaniel called William. Back in the seventies (showing my age!) there weren’t that many options available to feed pets and the quality of ingredients wasn’t really something that people spent much time looking into when selecting pet foods. William lived to the ripe old age of sixteen and I often hear this as an argument: ‘Why should pet owners spend more money on the premium brands when their pets can live a long life on the cheaper, less nutritious foods.’ The counter argument to this is as follows:
- Fewer vet bills - dogs and cats that eat a premium diet are less likely to suffer from health problems. This can help to reduce the number of trips to the vet and money spent on medical bills.
- Reduced food costs - dogs and cats that eat a premium diet require less food because they absorb more nutrients, helping you to save money.
- Peace of mind - knowing that your pet is getting the best possible nutrition will help give you peace of mind allowing you to enjoy your time with your pet even more.
You Get What You Pay For, Don’t You?
I believe that the primary consideration for a pet food must be the effect that it has on the health of the pet which eats it but it’s worth pointing out that the best pet foods are not necessarily the most expensive. However, as a rule of thumb, the supermarket brands tend to be much lower quality.
The other day I was talking to one of our customers who owns four dachshunds. He has just moved his dogs to one of the premium foods we retail, and whilst he now pays more per bag, he actually needs to feed his dogs less due to the better quality and higher nutritional value of the new food. This, in effect, saves him more than 20% in comparison to what he was previously paying!
There is an awful lot of marketing nonsense out there, so it’s important to get independent advice before selecting your pet’s food and websites like All About Dog Food can be useful reference points when researching which foods to feed your pet.
Premium pet food may cost more upfront but it can save you money in the long run - and it typically costs less than the price of a coffee to feed your pets on a daily basis. Pets who eat a premium diet are less likely to suffer from health problems, which means fewer vet bills. Premium pet diets also help pets absorb more nutrients from their food, so they require less food overall. Finally, knowing that your pet is getting the best possible nutrition will give you peace of mind and help you enjoy your time with your pet even more. Check out our premium range of dog and cat foods.