Your dog is your family and only deserves the best. But can you get “the best” dog food cheaply?
The very best can get insanely expensive. There are some that we review that cost as much as people food (not necessarily a bad thing, if you have the budget for it!)
Inexpensive food options do tend to have more fillers in them — low nutrition food sources that are designed to keep your dog alive and pass minimal safety and nutrition standards — than the high-end ones do. This is especially important for large breeds who need joint support, breeds that are prone to kidney stones and aging pooches.
But what is a happy medium? Are there some brands that you can trust when the money is tight?
The good news is that you can pick one of these quality options and continue to give your pet the nutrition it needs … for as little as $1 per pound of food.
In a lot of cases, these foods offer more nutritional value than some of the high-end foods (you might be surprised at how non-nutritious some of the top brands are).