Pet parents tempted to switch to lower-priced food for their dogs and cats may save money now, but they are likely to shell out more dollars later in extra health costs, a veterinarian says.
“Nutrition is the foundation of good health, and a quality diet can actually decrease your pet’s chance of developing costly health problems in the future,” says Karen J. Johnson, a veterinarian at Banfield, The Pet Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
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Night after night, these dogs and cats have no choice but to sleep on the streets in the harsh outdoor elements with little or no food to eat. In some ways, even orphaned pets in shelters are better off than the 30,000 dogs and cats whose owners have fallen on hard times or who are homeless, unable to afford to buy food for their beloved companions.