Fine Lifestyles Saskatoon Fall 2014

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Low vs. High Quality Pet Foods

Danica Bouvier Canine Corner 2 - 100 6th Avenue South Warman 306.380.7777


e know that choosing the right food for your pets is difficult. With hundreds of options all packed onto store shelves, it’s no wonder that people believe quality still comes down to the price of food. This is no longer the case. The lower-quality brands have recently started re-packaging and charging the same price as a quality food, making customers believe they are just as good and reaping a much higher profit. But not everyone knows how to tell the difference. That’s why I’m here to help. It took years of independent research to find the important differences between high and low quality foods, and I’m going to teach you one of the methods we use to quickly determine the actual quality of pet foods. It’s simple and will save you money. Instead of looking at the initial cost of the food, you should instead look at the feeding guidelines on the back of the bag. This is the fastest way to find out

the quality. My rule: the amount you feed equals the amount of fillers in the food. That lower quality food may initially cost the same as all the others at the “specialty food store,” but when you’re directed to feed five to six cups per day, you end up buying twice the amount of food compared to the similarly priced but nutrient-dense bag that only requires two to three cups per day. At Canine Corner, we believe that nutrition is the foundation to overall good health. We research every possible brand, sifting through the many options and selecting only the healthiest foods with the most benefits. Still having trouble deciphering your pet’s food and want our help? We offer in-store and telephone consultations on a regular basis. Don’t have time to drive to Warman? We’ve recently expanded to offer free delivery to Saskatoon and area to better serve our customers!