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I have never tried to be one of “those” dog Moms. You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones who buy organic dog food and only feed their babies all natural treats. My thought process was that I’m not spending a ton of money on an animal. Even if she’s my baby. Oh how those thoughts have come back to haunt me…
I have always fed Sophie Iams dog food. That’s what the breeder sent home with her so that’s just what I have always used. She loves it so I never even thought abut buying anything else. Well the other day I was at work and some co-workers were talking about dog food. I was only half listening but heard them talking about buying food at Tractor Supply. That seemed silly to me so I actually joined the conversation and found out that Tractor Supply has their own brand of dog food, 4Health, and it’s supposed to be really good and actually cheaper than most other dog foods. Well you know I love a good deal so I decided to check it out.
I was always under the assumption that really good dog foods was also equally expensive so I never even considered buy anything but Iams for Sophie. Even Iams seems expensive enough to me. At WalMart the 3lb bag of Iams Mini Chunks is $6.47 and the second ingredient listed is corn meal. The fourth listed is chicken-by-product. Gross!
Luckily for me Tractor Supply is right beside my fave movie theater so after I went to the movies the other day I stopped by and checked out the 4Health Small Bites and was really impressed! A 5lb bag is $6.99 and the first four ingredients are chicken, chicken meal, millet, and cracked pearled barley. Much better than Iams so of course I bought some!
Sophie is really weird about eating in front of me. She prefers to take a big mouthful of food and run to my bedroom and eat it on the carpet in there. Anyone else have a weirdo dog like mine?? Anyway, when I got home I filled her bowl with the 4Health and she did a little sniff test on it and proceeded to eat half the bowl. She NEVER does that!! I usually fill her bowl and leave it out all the time and it takes her a few days or even a week to eat the whole thing. I guess she really didn’t care for the Iams??
So I guess I am on of “those” dog Moms now. The kind that buys the better food with the better ingredients and feeds her dog treats that are all natural. Did I forget to mention I found some really good all natural treats at Tractor Supply also? Yeah, shoot me now.
Do you read ingredient labels on your pet’s food??