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Save Money on Cat Food

Updated on July 11, 2009

There are several ways cat owners can start saving some money on their cat's favorite cat food. Of course, it comes natural thinking of switching a cat from a premium cat food to a cheaper store bought one. However, in the long run this could mean a lot of trouble such as food allergies, digestive upset and many other disorders deriving from not very healthy cat diets.

So how can Snowball eat well yet, without spending a fortune? There are several options.

-Convert to a Raw diet

Starting a cat on a raw diet is like returning a cat to its origins, when they were strong animals with no dental problems or skin allergies. After all, this is the diet that nature intended cats to thrive on before we humans arrived revolutionizing the way our pets eat. Owners however, may think: ''How can I save on a meat based diet, when we can hardly afford meat for ourselves? The answer is: befriend a butcher. Butcher stores often can give nice raw meat cuts and offal for a small charge. These after all, are meats that humans do not normally consume. Before starting cats on a raw meat diet however, cat owners should better educate themselves about how this type of diet works so to ensure it meets all the cat's nutritional requirements.

-Coupons

There are almost always great coupons in the newspaper and many times some can be found on-line. This is a great way to save some money on cat food.

-Bulk

Every now and then feed stores come up with great savings on cat food. This is the time to buy in bulk. Always check the expiration dates so to make sure the food will last without expiring. Ensure as well that you have the chance to store these bags of food well so to prevent spoilage. A cat food storage bin may come in handy in this case.

-Treasure Hunt

Sometimes one of the best paths to find cheaper cat food without sacrificing quality is visit several pet stores and see who offers the best price. This can take a whole day, but it is worth it in the long run.Once you found the cheapest, stick to that store. Keep an eye always open however on other stores as some tend to rotate their discounts.

-Google it

Try to google the name of your cat's favorite cat food followed by these keywords: coupons, discounts, savings, free and offers. You may find some interesting findings! Or better, visit the official website of your cat's food. You may find a printable coupon there as well.

-Ebay

Yes, you heard this right. Ebay users often sell coupons for your cat's favorite cat food for a small fee. Often shipping is free!

As seen, there are several ways to save money on cat food. However, try your best to keep providing a good food as this is an investment for the future. Cheap, low quality cat foods do much more harm than good in the long run.

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