While it may be tempting to switch to lower-cost petfood, Banfield, The Pet Hospital said it's important for pet owners to be aware of the long-term cost-efficiency of feeding their pets a higher-quality diet.
"Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and a quality diet can actually decrease your pet's chance of developing costly health problems in the future," said Karen Johnson, DVM, of Banfield.
High-quality food tends to include less filler and as a result, more nutrients are directly absorbed and used by the pet's body, according to the article.
In addition, feeding pets a high-quality diet decreases the amount they need to be fed, according to Banfield.
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