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Why You Should Buy Premium Dog Food

When walking down the pet food aisle at your pet store, you might be tempted to pick up that cheaper bag of dog food. Is there really a difference anyway?

Yes, there absolutely is a difference in quality between the cheap bag and the premium bag. Don’t believe us? Take a look at  reasons why you should buy premium kibble for your dog.

To Build Strong Muscles & Bones

Good food has good protein and the proper mix of minerals. Your pet will use it to build and maintain strong muscle mass. This is important for dogs who often have joint problems like English Bulldog puppies, but all dogs need strong muscles and bones as they age.

Your dog will age just like a human does. Later in life, it will be harder and harder for them to maintain muscle mass and strong bones. Give them a good foundation now, and stick with it, so that your dog will maintain their mobility as they age.

Because They Will Eat Less

Those cheap bags of kibble are filled with poor quality nutrients and filler. What this means for your dog is that they will not stay full long. They will likely be hungry again, just a few hours after eating.

This frequent need to eat can lead to weight gain and will likely cause your dog to have to eliminate more. This means, you guessed it, more for you to pick up off of the ground.

To Maintain A Stable Energy Level

If you want a dog with a consistent level of energy, you should buy premium dog food. That cheap kibble is like junk food. It is easily and quickly digested leading to a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. The result is a dog that is prone to fits of hyperactivity. Not a fun thing.

Good food will digest slower so that your dog will maintain a more even blood sugar level. Your dog will be less “crazy” and will be easier to control.

Making Dog Food More Affordable

Now that you see why you should use good food, let’s look at how to make good food more affordable. Obviously, you want the best for your dog, but you have to stay on budget too. Here are some ways to do just that.

Order Your Food Online

Online retailers such as Chewy can potentially save you hundreds of dollars over the course of  a year. Without having to pay for huge retail space throughout the country, they can heavily discount their food. In addition, having food shipped to your door is much easier than having to visit the pet store.

Buy In Bulk

Those large bags of food are harder to store and handle, but they can save you a lot of money. Buying in bulk is a great way to save, but you should invest in a god pet food storage bin that seals out air. Not even your dog likes to eat stale food.

Subscribe & Save

Websites like Amazon have subscribe and save programs. Just have your food regularly scheduled for delivery each month and save an easy 5 percent or more off of the single purchase price.

Sign Up For Rewards

If you use the same store all of the time, see if they have a rewards program. Stores like Petco, for example, will reward your loyalty.

Ask Your Veterinarian For Samples

If a company wants to push a new product, one of the places they turn is local vets. Ask your vet if they have any samples and even a coupon or two.

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