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Feed Your Pet for Less

If your pet could speak, chances are they would ask for something to eat—after they told you how much they loved you, of course! The fact is, food is an important part of your pet’s life. Not only is feeding time likely a highlight of their day, it also provides the important nutrition they need to stay healthy. In fact, the right food can prevent disease, and prolong their life. This is why it’s crucial you make the right choices when it comes to choosing pet food. Here are a few tips that can help ease the cost for you.

Tip 1: Don’t buy the cheap stuff.
The cheaper brands won’t save you money in the long run. This is because many cheaper brands contain filler, which isn’t as filling for your pet. The result is that your pet will end up eating more, so you’ll have to buy more. This doesn’t mean that expensive is always better, but just be sure to check the label to make sure the food has a high caloric density and contains little or no byproducts. This also may cut down on expensive health problems later!

Tip 2: Join the club.
Sign up for a membership card at your local pet supply store. Most offer a free rewards program, and then and you’ll get the inside scoop on sales and specials. You may even receive member-exclusive discounts and perks.

Tip 3: Go directly to the source.
Visit the website of your preferred brand. Most big brands offer printable manufacture coupons as an incentive for consumers to use their product. These coupons are accepted at most retailers, and may even be combined with other in-store coupons or promotions.

Tip 4: Shop online.
There are many great deals to be found online. It may take a little time and research, but it’s well worth the payoff. Plenty of sites offer deals that cannot be found at your local store, and many waive the shipping fee if you buy in bulk.

Tip 5: Feed your pet leftovers.
No, this doesn’t mean it’s okay to give your pet 3-day old pizza. However, leftover chicken, beef, fish, and vegetables can be a healthy and cost effective meal. Just supplement it with their normal dry food, and your supply will last longer.