In an  article  on  www.TheStar.com , suggestions are made on how pet owners can cut back on costs when it comes to petfood and treats.

Several tips in the article are: choose food based on nutritional value, not price; take advantage of frequent-buyer programs; buy smoked bones at substantial savings from local, independent butchers; be cautious when feeding raw homemade food as it can carry Salmonella ; and calculate the actual cost of the petfood based on the daily serving.