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Disappointing Advice

Saturday, July 9, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: LocalShops1 Girl
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In its August issue, which was just published, Consumer Reports recommends pet owners buy cheap food from the Big Box stores.

We are very disappointed to read that. That's like suggesting humans base their diets on 99 cent burgers from McDonald's.

Price is obviously a factor in most of our purchasing choices, but there's a price to going the cheapest route, and in this case that's fillers and junk that can sacrifice our pet's health.
  And of course, there is the longterm price of shopping at Wal-mart, but you already know how we feel about that. (Here is a great video to watch on that topic.)

A better approach: Drop by your local, independent pet store and talk with the owners. They're most likely quite knowledgeable about the brands they carry, and they can suggest one that fits in your price range AND is good for your pet. They can also help you devise a diet plan that includes home-cooked pet meals that can save you money.