A Guest post by PetFlow.com
We have told many of our customers that spending a little more money for a high quality pet food may actually result in bottom-line savings, and with this post, we would like to demonstrate how this is actually possible.
You see, when you purchase pet foods, you shouldn’t only look at the prices, but also at the feeding requirements of those foods. Many brands that are sold at grocery stores simply have lower quality ingredients than those contained in higher-priced products that are available at your local pet store, or at PetFlow.com and as a result, you will need to feed more of these products to satisfy your pet’s cravings – and the more you feed, the more it costs on a per-feeding basis.
If you’re feeding a grocery-store brand, we would suggest you take a look at the amount of food they suggest you feed your pets, and compare it, to Blue Buffalo for example:
Blue Buffalo Feeding Chart:
We did a quick comparison against a very popular grocery-store brand, and here are their feeding instructions:
1-12lb: 1 ½ – 1 ⅓ cups
13-20lb: 1 ⅓ – 2 cups
21-35lb: 2-3 cups
36-50lb: 3 – 3 ⅔ cups
51-75lb 3 ⅔ – 4 ¾ cups
So, let’s say you have a 50lb dog… If you were feeding them a grocery store-bought product, you would have to feed almost 4 cups of food, however, if you were feeding Blue Buffalo, you would only have to feed your dog 2 ¾ cups, roughly 27% less food! Now, a 30lb bag of Blue Buffalo Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food costs $49.99 at PetFlow, around 30% more than you’d spend for a grocery store brand, but considering you can feed your pets almost a 1/3rd less of this product, the per-feeding cost is about the same, but you’ll be feeding your pets quality ingredients. The #1 ingredient in this product from Blue Buffalo is Deboned Chicken, not ground up corn as what you see in many lower quality products.
So, next time you’re considering which food you are going to feed your pets, don’t simply look at price. Focus on feeding requirements as well as ingredients, they all make a huge difference in both the amount you’ll spend on feeding your pets as well as your vet bills!
Bio of PetFlow.com founders:
Founded by Alex Zhardanovksy and Joe Speiser, PetFlow.com was started because of one simple reason – we hated hunting for and going to the store to find high quality foods for our pets. Let’s face it, we’re all very busy. We barely have time for ourselves, and feeding our pets products found at local grocery stores is just not an option because we care about what goes into their furry little bellies! At PetFlow.com, we carry almost 150 brands of pet food, treats and supplies including some of the highest quality brands that are not available locally. And we send all your purchases directly to your door with FedEx. For the majority of our customers, that means products arrive right at your doorstep in around 2 days. Plus, since the FedEx guy is now doing the carrying for you, you can go ahead and order the largest sizes of what you feed your pets, which usually means you can save as much as 20% just by purchasing a big 30lb bag instead of 2 15lb bags. And that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Helping you save time and money while making sure you can keep your little furballs happy and healthy?