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Dog Food Feeding Costs 101

Professor: Dee-O-Gee

When it comes to being conscious of our pets food - there are generally 2 main factors to consider. Cost and Quality. 

In our professional opinion, quality is #1! We don't think $70 for a bag of pet food each month is pricey. You spend more than that on one meal at a nice restaurant! We'd be lying if we said we had never fed Costco food (before Dee-O-Gee), people (including veterinarians) told us it's the same … now, we know better.

NATURE’S DOMAIN: made by Diamond Pet Foods in the USA and has had numerous recalls. The ingredients themselves look good, but their sourcing is not 100% from North Amercia and the ingredient panel is very deceptive.

ACANA: we do believe Acana amongst select other premium brands is arguably #1. Acana in particular is made in Alberta, Canada or Kentucky. It is made in small batches with locally sourced fresh meat, fruits, veggies and NEVER imported ingredients from China. Acana has NEVER had a recall. 

The biggest aha moment is the feeding

ANALYSIS: A 50 lb dog would eat 2 cups of Acana ($70 per bag) and 3.5 cups of Nature’s Domain ($40 per bag) per day. The Nature's Domain bag price is $30 cheaper but your dog is almost eating 2X the amount of kibble. Where does all that extra volume end up? That's right, in your yard!

So, in the end, is it really cheaper?

PLUS, with Acana (and all other kibble at Dee-O-Gee stores) you buy 12 bags and get your 13th FREE!

If budget is an issue but you still want to feed the best - that's ok. We encourage you to come see us at any Dee-O-Gee location and we can help you calculate your pet food costs. As always, we highly recommend you do research so that you are comfortable making the best decisions for your pet!

Or, you can buy high quality dog or cat food in our online store -> free shipping over $49 and no sales tax!


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