The basic costs of food for your pets usually takes up a major part of your overall pet budget. Dog owners would especially know about this. As the biggest and most commonly domesticated pet found here, dogs basically eat quite a lot. Because of their size, they simply need to. That is why finding the best bargains on dog food has become somewhat of a second hobby. However, low cost food are often not very high quality. Hence, dog owners are usually forced to compromise, or at least need to put in a bit more effort in trying to find the best deal on quality dog food.
Fortunately, we are here to make things slightly easier for you. Nekojam has gone through our selection of dry dog food currently on sale in our store, and we have pieced together this article to present to you what we believe is the best selection of dry dog foods at $10 and under per kg.
Criteria for Selecting Dog Foods Under $10 per Kg
Apart from costs, our selection is based on quality of ingredients. The most important of these is the availability of quality protein within the ingredients. If you notice, the main protein ingredient that makes up most of the brands mentioned here is lamb. Lamb is often touted as a great alternative meat to chicken, the latter being a common ingredient in many pet food. Feeding on the same protein type may cause pets to develop allergies, hence manufacturers have turned to lamb protein as an answer. Technically, not all of the brands mentioned below are “grain-free” but every one of them have some kind of unique advantages over the other.
In terms of costs, it overall translates to about $1-$3 per feed (pretty much the costs of a budget meal for humans), depending on your dog’ breed. So they’re worth having a look, at least if you are looking to sustain your personal budget.
Without further ado, here are four dry dog foods at $10 per kg and under:
1. Taste Of The Wild Sierra Mountain Canine Dry Dog Food
As mentioned in the previous paragraphs, Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Canine dry dog food contains lamb protein and a grain-free formula with sweet potatoes and peas in order to provide highly digestible energy for your dog. Made with real roasted lamb, this formula offers a taste sensation like no other. Supplemented with vegetables and fruits, this formula delivers antioxidants to help give your pets a healthy lifestyle.
This Amazon best seller comes in two packed weights: 2 kg as well as a 13 kg. The 13 kg pack would average to about $10 per kg.
For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more about Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Canine Dry Dog Food.
Taste Of The Wild Sierra Mountain Canine Dry Dog Food$31.90 – $131.90
2. Zignature Lamb Dry Dog Food
Our selection for Zignature dry dog food may contain the same key protein ingredients as two other brands. However, Zignature is the only brand that boasts limited ingredient formulas for dogs that require single protein, wholesome diets. Each formula is chicken free, and made without potatoes or grains. Instead, Zignature uses peas as the basic plant ingredient for this product. This means that Zignature is suitable for dogs who are sensitive to allergies. The peas also doesn’t come in large amounts. A check on their ingredients list show that peas doesn’t appear as the first or second ingredient, which would have usually indicated a large presence of that ingredient. This is because Zignature believes that the meat proteins should be more than sufficient to provide the energy and nutrition while sensitive to our four pawed family members with allergies.
Zignature Lamb Dry Dog Food comes in three packed weights: 1.8 kg, 6.1 kg, and 12.2 kg. You can get the 12.2 kg pack for less than $9.80 per kg.
For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more about Zignature Lamb Dry Dog Food.
3. Nurture Pro Original Lamb Small and Medium Dog Dry Puppy Food
Here’s one especially formulated for puppies for optimal health nutrition. It is stuffed with highly-nourishing proteins and fats from quality lamb, together with vitamins and minerals from fresh fruits and vegetables. This carefully crafted recipe provides whole body nutritional support, to lay a strong foundation for young canines: Highly digestible proteins that provide constant energy for growth and play, optimal ratio of glucosamine, calcium and phosphorous to develop strong bones, joints and teeth, and probiotics and prebiotics for a healthy digestive tract
One of our best sellers, it comes in 4 lb (1.8 kg), 12.5 lb (5.7 kg) and 26 lb (11.8 kg) packs. The 26 lb pack offers incredible value for money at less than $7.88 per kg.
For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more about Nurture Pro Original Lamb Small and Medium Dog Dry Puppy Food.
4. Nutragold Holistic Salmon and Potato Adult Dry Dog Formula
Another dry dog food meant for dogs with allergies! This Nutragold is a specially formulated holistic formula of lamb and potato created for dogs with allergies and provides an alternative taste for dogs that love the taste of lamb. It helps decrease inflammation associated with allergies through Omega-3 fatty acids, a fatty acid that promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat. Nutragold has since changed the ingredient to become a whitefish based formula. However, the salmon base is still available for purchase through Nekojam!
Nutragold Holistic Salmon and Potato Adult Dry Dog Formula is perhaps the most value for money formula on this list; a 15 kg pack costs less than $7.86 per kg!
For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more about Nutragold’s Holistic dry dog food formulas.
Nutragold Holistic Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food$22.80 – $85.00
5. Devoted Duck & Trout Dry Dog Food
Devoted makes all of their pet food without grains! Dogs, being the carnivores that they are, thrive on meats. A lack of protein in their diet could lead to a whole host of problems such as itchy skin, dull coats, poor digestive health and more. The high-quality meat content (60% nutritious animal ingredients), coupled with fresh fruit and vegetables (40%) will offer your pup a complete and balanced diet.
This particular formula is made with duck and trout. Some dogs are allergic to chicken or beef so duck makes for a good alternative that is easy to digest and may even help to alleviate gastrointestinal upset or skin irritation. Trout, on the other hand, is high in omega-3 fatty acids and thus acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. Its anti-inflammatory properties make trout a suitable ingredient for dogs with allergies or food intolerances.
For more information, visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more about Devoted’s dry dog food.
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So there you have it: some dry food alternatives for your dog in case you need to go on a budget. However, I would recommend investing a little more into quality food if your budget allows. The costs of health from eating too much dry food could be detrimental to your dog as well as your funds in the long term. So all the cost cutting in the early stages may not be as worth while as you might think!
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