Stretch your pet care budget and feed them better

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By Dr. Cynthia Maro

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With inflation driving up the cost of many goods and services, now is a great time to take a look at your pet care budget and prioritize maximizing feeding with healthier foods and treats, while saving for necessary veterinary care and supplies. emergencies.

The cost and availability of meat products and shipping have affected not only the cost of pet food, but also the quality of the ingredients. Understand the ingredients that create good nutrition and offset some of the expense and dangers of eating processed foods.

Although ingredients are always listed on pet food labels, truth in labeling practices for human food do not apply to pet food. Ingredients in each bag of pet food must only meet the guaranteed analysis of protein, fat, and carbohydrate percentages listed on the bag, with substitutions for actual ingredients and amounts not reflected on the label.

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