Save Money On Dog Food And Treats (Save Hundreds Each Year!)
If you follow me on Instagram (you do right?) then you have seen our dogs.
This will always be one of my favorite pictures of the two of them. George was never very good at understanding personal space. ? #LincolnTheDog #GeorgeTheDog #RescueDog #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogsofig #dogsofinsta #woof #BrightHopePetRescue @brighthopepetrescue @hamiltoncounty.humanesociety #brothers
These two guys are pretty much my favorite. Before we go any further, let me just say, loud and clear
Adopt! Don’t shop!
Our sweet dog, Lincoln, had to have an emergency surgery this past weekend. It’s been super scary (his spleen moved and both spleen and intestines were twisted) He’s not out of the clear yet. If you have a pet, you should really look into pet insurance. We didn’t have it, but are definitely looking into getting it now! Prayers, positive thoughts and good vibes are more than welcome! Josh in particular has been so upset the past few days. ?❤️? #Rescuedog #dogsofinstagram #LincolnTheDog #RescuePet #Instadog
And George are rescue pets from awesome organizations. Plus, adopting a dog is a great way to save money and not to mention saving a pup!
But if you already have your pet and you are looking for ways to save money on dog food then check out these tips:
Save Money On Dog Food
Make Your Own Dog Food
My number one tip to save on dog food is to make your own. First of all, it’s a great way to control what your dogs are eating. Second, you know it is filled with nothing but good stuff and third, they love it! Every dog parent wants to feed their dog good, quality dog food. Just like humans, good food helps pets live healthier and longer lives.
There are so many dog food recipes online. I’ve made this one from Damn Delicious before in the past and our dogs loved it. The only change I made was that I added a bit of coconut oil. Our dogs’ coats have never, ever looked better!
We’ve found so many veggies that our dogs like and we haven’t found any meats that they haven’t. :)
(Tip: I made a huge batch and then would use my vacuum sealer to seal and freeze it. Then I would only have to ‘cook’ once a month!)
Shop Around Online
(Psst! Check out these places and tips!)
Pet stores are generally NOT the place to shop. Their markups are usually the highest. Instead box stores and online are usually your best bet.
If you are shopping in the box stores, make sure you check your paper and online for coupons. But also, don’t forget to download apps like Ibotta. To use Ibotta, simply purchase the items as you normally would, take a photo of your receipt and your cash back will appear in your Ibotta account. You can cash out or purchase gift cards with the money! It’s a huge saver and super easy!
If you sign up through this link you can earn an extra $10 bonus!
Chewy.com is an online pet store filled with everything you could ever need. I like to check over by the tab of Today’s Deals. If your dog isn’t picky about their food, buying food on sale can be a great way to save! (Just remember to integrate their old food and new food while making the switch since some dog’s can be sensitive.)
I found this 24 pound bag of American Journey dog food that is normally $39.99 per bag, but it is a deal for 50% off your first bag. Add on that the option to autoship (you can cancel at any time) and you get an additional 5-10% off.
If you are new to the autoship program then you save 20%! As you can see above, my $40 bag of dog food had the price drop all the way to $17.74. And that includes a $5 shipping charge. (Shipping is free on orders $50+) Not bad…especially for a high quality dog food!
Amazon is another great spot to pick up dog food. And if you are a Prime member then shipping is free! (If you use the Honey extension for your computer you can even set up price alerts for when your favorite rand goes on sale or dips below a certain price. This makes it easy to stock up!)
Save On Dog Treats
Besides using the tips for saving on dog food above (and yes, you can make your own treats too! Pinterest is full of ideas!) one of my favorite places to get dog treats might be one you wouldn’t have thought of.
Subscription boxes are a great place to save money on dog food and treats. Plus, you get toys. :)
Barkbox is one of our absolute FAVORITES!!! For $29/month ($19 if you purchase a longer subscription) you get a box mailed to you filled with treats and toys. The food and treats are always a high quality and they have been a great way for us to try new ones.
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