Owning a pet can be expensive, and despite how small they are, cats are no exception. We love our furry and cuddly felines, but their grocery bill can start to rack up after a while. And, that’s not even including their extras, like kitty litter, flea sprays, shampoo, and so on. If you are having a tough time paying for your cat’s food, just know you are not alone, and we put together a list of helpful tips and tricks to save money on cat food!
Stick To The Basic
Despite all of the meowing, crying and evil glares you cat gives you – they actually don’t NEED treats or cans of prime rib pate that smells better than your own dinner. Of course, you may want to check with your vet before altering your cat’s diet, but most cats don’t NEED wet food, and you can cut back to just basic and inexpensive bags of dry food. And those little treats with fish inside, they are a luxury, not a necessity!
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Buy In Bulk
Cat food is just like human food when it comes to saving money. Does it make more sense to buy a gallon of milk for $3, or a half gallon for $2.50? Your cat definitely doesn’t need gallons of milk, but you get the picture. Doesn’t it make more sense to splurge and buy the 20-pound bag of cat food or the 12 pack of cans, rather than individually? If you do the math, 9 times out of 10 you are always saving money in the long run by buying in bulk.
Make Your Own
Making your own cat food is actually becoming very popular, and not only will you be saving money on cat food – but also cutting a ton of chemicals and additives out of your cat’s daily diet. There are dozens of homemade cat food recipes all over Pinterest.
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It’s Time To Close The Buffet
Did you know that there are usually serving suggestions on the bag of cat food that you buy – and believe it or not, you don’t have to have a 24-hour cat buffet in your kitchen. Most of us never pay any mind to how much our cat is actually eating, we just keep his food bowl full. And, most cats don’t eat because they are hungry – they eat because the cat food is just sitting there begging to be eaten. You could probably feed your cat HALF the amount of food a day that you are feeding him and not only will he not notice, but he might shed some of those unhealthy pounds that he has been packing on.