If grocery prices are significantly higher for salmon or tuna or lamb than chicken…why do salmon or tuna or lamb pet foods cost the same as chicken pet foods?
Have you ever wondered how pet food manufacturers can manage to keep the cost the same for a chicken pet food as a lamb pet food yet you can’t afford the same for your human family? Let’s look at the numbers…(prices taken from online grocery sites and Amazon.com.)
$1.19 per pound[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Lamb leg
$3.69 per pound[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one]Salmon
$7.99 per pound[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_one_last]Tuna
$15.00 per pound[/fourcol_one_last]
Now, let’s look at some pet food prices…(all prices from Petco.com)
Chicken dog food compared to Lamb dog food…
Now…let’s compare a Chicken dog food to a Salmon dog food…
[twocol_one]Canyon Creek Ranch
Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
$18.99 – 5 pounds[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Canyon Creek Ranch
Natural Salmon & Brown Rice Dog Food
$18.99 – 5 pounds[/twocol_one_last]
What about lamb? Here’s a Chicken dog food compared to a Lamb dog food…
Cat food too? Here is a Chicken cat food compared to a Salmon cat food…
Here is a Chicken cat food compared to a Salmon and a Tuna cat food…
[threecol_one]Nature’s Recipe Cat Food
$18.69 case of 18[/threecol_one] [threecol_one]Nature’s Recipe Cat Food
$18.69 case of 18[/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]Nature’s Recipe Cat Food
$18.69 case of 18[/threecol_one_last]
And Filet Mignon…that’s super expensive right? Comparing a Chicken cat food to a Filet Mignon cat food…
It sure does make you wonder doesn’t it? How does pet food manage to keep the price of Filet Mignon and Salmon and Lamb the same cost as chicken? I think we all have some good guesses how they do it.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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