July 14, 2008
-- Want to save $100 a year on dog food or $50 a year on cat food? Susan Thixton of TruthAboutPetFood.com says ‘buy expensive’. Contrary to the common belief that cheaper price tags mean higher savings, pet food expert Susan Thixton destroys logic with her new report ‘Want to Save Money on Dog Food or Cat Food? Buy Expensive’. Her findings are jaw dropping.
Consumers are looking for every angle to save a few bucks; pet owners are no exception. Many dog and cat lovers are turning to lower priced pet foods to save money. However pet food expert Susan Thixton proves those cheaper/discount pet foods are actually more expensive per serving than some of the high priced brands.
With higher gas prices and higher grocery prices, many pet owners are turning to what appears to be the most economical, lower priced dog foods and cat foods. Thixton’
s ‘Want to Save Money on Dog Food or Cat Food? Buy Expensive’ report explains the little thought of comparison – cost per serving. The report compares the manufacturer’
s recommended feeding instructions of well known low price tag dog foods and cat foods to that of high quality, high price tag dog foods and cat foods. The comparisons show a savings close to $100 per year for a 30 pound dog and savings over $47.00 per year for a 15 pound cat by feeding the seemingly high price tag foods.
“It’s just the opposite of what pet owners have been led to believe” says Thixton. “You would think that a $15.00 dog food is saving you money compared to a $30.00 dog food – but it’s not…it’s really quite amazing when you compare cost per serving.” According to Thixton all pet foods are required to provide a recommended feeding guideline on the bag or can. When you look closely at the feeding guidelines and calculate cost per serving, the results are often startling. As an example Thixton spends $1.90 per day feeding her German Shepherd a high quality, high price tag pet food ($38.00/20#). Yet when she compared the cost of feeding her dog one of the low price tag foods ($28.00/40#) – following the manufacturer’
s recommended daily serving size it would cost $4.02 per day. A savings of $2.12 per day – over $770.00 a year feeding the high price tag food. “The serving size of the low price pet food was three times as much as the high priced food” says Thixton. She explains in the report the large serving size has to do with ingredients used in pet foods and provides a unique explanation to pet owners using a ‘people food’ comparison.
The ‘Want to Save Money on Dog Food or Cat Food? Buy Expensive’ report takes a close look at the recommended feeding amounts, ingredients, and costs of eight dog foods and eight cat foods, four low price tag foods and four high price tag foods for both dogs and cats. Thixton’
s new report is an eye opener to any pet owner that wants to save money and feed their pet high quality pet foods with no risky imports and no dangerous chemicals. For more information and to read the pet food savings report, visit www.TruthAboutPetFood.com/
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About Susan Thixton and TruthAboutPetFood.com:
Over fifteen years ago Susan Thixton lost an eight year old dog to bone cancer her vet told her was due to chemical preservatives in pet food. Heartbroken Thixton has made it her mission to learn the ins and outs of commercial pet food and to share that education with pet lovers worldwide. She developed TruthAboutPetFood.com over two years ago providing a library of pet food education free to any pet owner. Due to requests of pet owners, Thixton developed Petsumer Report™ an online pet product review magazine providing pet food/treat ratings, ingredient definitions, red flag ingredients, country of origin of ingredients, and health promoting ingredient information on close to 700 dog foods, cat foods, and treats. Forty plus new foods are reviewed each month.