Although many pet owners struggle to find ways to save on pet care, petfood should not be skimped on, suggests an article on www.dogchannel.com.
While it may be tempting to switch to lower-cost petfood, Banfield, The Pet Hospital said it’s important for pet owners to be aware of the long-term cost-efficiency of feeding their pets a higher-quality diet.
“Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and a quality diet can actually decrease your pet’s chance of developing costly health problems in the future,” said Karen Johnson, DVM, of Banfield.
High-quality food tends to include less filler and as a result, more nutrients are directly absorbed and used by the pet’s body, according to the article.
In addition, feeding pets a high-quality diet decreases the amount they need to be fed, according to Banfield.