We all want what's best for our pups, but that doesn't mean all of us can break the bank for them. While we can always trust vet's recommendations for healthy dog food, $50 for a 25 pound bag of dog food is a tough pill to swallow. But that isn't make it or break it. There are plenty of healthy substitutions for expensive dog foods. All of these on the list are dry dog food under $50.
Here's some top-notch dry foods that won't make you cry when you open your wallet:
Diamond Naturals Dog Food - This dog food is inexpensive on many websites, and has good reviews. It has lots of Omega-3's, fiber and real meat (beef, chicken or lamb) which provides great, natural protein for your pup. It used to be hard to get, but now many websites sell it, including Amazon!
Cost - Currently on sale for $34.33 for a 40 lb bag on Amazon.com
Science Diet - This is a highly recommended brand by veterinarians, and you can get it for a very good deal. You can get meat or vegetarian as an option. Though Diamond, as mentioned above, uses real meat, it actually mixes it. Science Diet is even better because it whole meat as opposed to meat meal. So if you wanna splurge a little more, for almost as much food, go for Science Diet!
Cost - $40.49 for a 38.5 lb bag on Amazon.com or PetFoodDirect.com
Canidae Single Grain Protein Plus - This food is au-natural. It's made completely in the U.S., and is free of corn, wheat, soy, grain fractions, or fillers. And, all of Canidae's foods are naturally preserved. This food in particular offers high-quality proteins and its only grain comes from brown and white rice - super wholesome!
Cost - $40.49 for a 30 lb bag on Wag.com
Taste of the Wild - The most expensive on the list, Taste of the Wild deserves it's price. It has a high-quality prarie formula, and has reached a five-star rating on dogadvisor.com. It is great a protein-boosting! And although it is more than the others on this list, it's still under the $50 mark, which might mentally make it a little more comforting.
Cost - $44.89 for a 30 lb bag on PetFoodDirect.com
Any of these choices are recommended, and of course, there are more options! But these will save your wallet just a little bit, and make Fido just as happy.