Boost the Quality of Cheaper Dog and Cat Food

Written by Doris Donnerman (last updated February 17, 2009)

Having a pet can definitely be expensive and there are a lot of things that you need to buy and take care of as a pet owner. Oftentimes when finances are tight, it's not uncommon to go for the less expensive items, to buy the generic brands instead of the real ones. This effort at frugality can extend past your over-the-counter drugs, past your groceries, and into the kind of pet food you buy for your dog or cat. Sometimes though, the actual quality of the cheaper options isn't nearly as good as the quality of the actual brands. The lower quality of the generic pet food brands may not produce such stellar results, and your pet might have a tougher time downing the chow. Here is a quick and easy way to boost the quality of cheaper dog and cat food!

Whenever you eat or cook food, you always have leftovers, and so many times you probably never eat all of your leftovers. And that's understandable—leftovers sometimes work their way toward the back of the fridge, they grow mold, or they just don't microwave too well. Well, one way to boost the quality of cheaper pet food is to spice it up a bit. Don't let those leftovers go to waste—all you have to do is to add some of your leftovers to your pet's food. Any kind of meat or vegetables will definitely add some needed flavor to your pet's food, and they'll be much more likely to eat their food.

You don't want to give them too many leftovers because you don't want your pet subsisting on table food—it's definitely not the best for them. But if you mix in the leftovers with the actual food, your pet will be forced to eat the pet food in order to get at the good food, thus achieving your goal! If you are unwilling to give your pet table food of any king, there are ways to still add flavor to your pet's food. You can just add leftover juices from meats and dinners to the food; that way, your pet can have a nice flavor, and healthy food.

So, while finances may be tight and you have to buy the cheaper, generic brands of dog food, there are ways to make the food more tasteful for your pet. Just by utilizing your leftovers that you'll probably never eat on your own, you can give your pet's food flavor and then your pet will benefit from healthy food!

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...


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