5 Ways to Save on Pet Food
Posted on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 11:12 am
Saving money on your family can easily be accomplished with coupons, planning ahead, and some creative shopping. You can use a lot of the same techniques to save money on food for your furry companion. Check out some great ways to keep your pet well fed without paying full price:
How to Save on Pet Food
This might just be the easiest way to save on pet food. The printable coupon feed on FreeCoupons.com features an entire category dedicated to pet supplies. Simply click on “Pet Care” on the left-hand side, and our coupons will automatically sort for you!
In addition to printable coupons, you can also find great coupons in your Sunday newspaper, on products you’ve already purchased or through sites like Petsmart.com or Petco.com.
Quality vs. Price
When it comes to pet food, cheaper isn’t always better. In some cases, the cheaper option might not be the best nutritional choice for your dog or cat. Spend a little extra time checking the labels. Spending a few extra dollars on the better bag of food now, might save you hundreds of dollars in vet bills later. Plus, buying better food will probably ensure your pet is happier and more active!
Thinking about switching your pet’s food? Look online for some free samples. If you can’t find any, try contacting the company you’re thinking of switching to and let them know you are interested in their product. They might just be willing to send you a small sample. At the very least, you might get a coupon out of it! You can also try talking to your vet to see what he/she recommends. Oftentimes, vet offices carry samples of food for their “patients” to try.
Even if you get a free sample, it’s probably better to buy the smaller bag at first. Make sure your pet likes the food and doesn’t have any sort of negative physical reaction to the change. If your pet likes the change, do this next:
Buy in Bulk
Just like when you shop for food for yourself and your family, buying dog and cat food in bulk is an easy way to save. Sure, you might drop a pretty penny all at once, but chances are that huge bag of food will last you for a while. If you have a smaller or medium sized pet, you’re probably good for a few months!
Do you already like to cook or bake? Why not put some of your kitchen skills to the test and make your pet some of their very own fresh food? You can find tons of great recipes online. The added benefit to making your own food is that you’ll know exactly what your pet is eating. No hidden ingredients or artificial flavors here!