Quality Pet Food in QLD: The Trust Behind The Industry
When it comes to quality pet food, there is no shortage of suppliers in QLD. Having choices means you can get what you are looking for, for the best price possible. Independent stores in QLD like Pet Food Leaders are always the best option, as they focus on customer satisfaction over profit margins and have taken the time to learn about the needs of each customer. Major Pet stores, who dominate the market, run more like grocery stores, employing young staff who are cheaper per hour to manage the stores and keep cost down. As much as this is helpful for the business, it does not help customers who do not know what they are looking for, need more help with product information or answer questions about odd animal habits.
Who sells the best Pet Food in Queensland?
There is no one company who sells the best pet food in Queensland. You will be able to find most premium pet foods across all major suppliers and independent stores. If you have a local shop or online store you support, and they don’t have what you are needing, they should be able to source it for you. There are several factors to think about when buying pet food. The first is regarding the product; protein content, grain free food and quality products. The second is regarding the companies selling the pet food; are they reliable? What is their customer service like? Will you be harassed if I buy or sign up?
A great way to identify what the best pet food in Queensland is, is though customer reviews. Grain Free Dry Dog Food review on PetFoodReviews can be a great source of information, but don’t be misguided by the click-baits as they are endorsed by major companies to sell their products or re-direct customer to their own websites. Just select the pet food you use and see how others have reviewed the same food. I would also recommend always rating the food you try and use as it helps other pet owners pick the best food too.
How to shop for the best food for dogs
The label is the best tool to use when you make a choice, but can often be hard to understand. There are a few things to look at when views the package and label;
- Guaranteed analysis, which specifies the amount of specific nutrients.
Guaranteed Analysis you should look at the basic four: protein, fat, fibre, and water.
Dog food labels must display the percentage of crude protein, crude fat, crude fibre, and water.
- Ingredients, which must be listed in descending order by weight.
One of the most important steps in figuring out the best dog food is through the ingredient list and the first three are the most critical. This will help you determine if the formula is vegetable-based with things like corn and rice or meat-based with chicken, fish, or lamb. While each dog is different, they generally do best on a protein-rich, meat-based diet with no fillers like rice, grains and more fruits and veggies to reinforce a healthy diet.
Next is to analyse what type of meat is in the dog food. Look for brands that specifically name the type of meat, like beef, chicken, or lamb. Things like meat, bone meal or meat byproducts could come from any animal and best to stay away from them. Similarly, “poultry meal” signals any bird, not necessarily chicken.
The ingredients will also highlight what you want to avoid, including dog food that includes: dyes (dogs do not care what color their food is), sugar and high salt, as well as other solvents and preservatives like propylene glycol, BHA, BHT and ethoxyquin.
- Manufacturers name and address.
Manufacturer’s name and address should be Australian made. Overseas manufacturers are very difficult to regulate and cannot guarantee product standards and consistency. When I’m looking for the best food for dogs, this is once of the things I look for. When I come across ‘premium’ brands which have unreadable text, sometimes not even displaying a primary source of protein, it doesn’t inspire conference when purchasing.
How to save my budget with pet food
Particularly with everything that’s happening with Covid-19, budgeting has come to the for-front of everyone’s mind. To save your wallet, there are a few things you can do to save on pet food.
The awesome thing about online pet food stores is you can often access much better deals than you would get locally. Many online retailers, like Pet Food Leaders, also allow you to buy in bulk, or sign up to a subscription service for your food (where new food is delivered on a needed basis). This is all great ways to save money in the long-term on your pet food.
Buy in Bulk
Buying in bulk is obviously the smartest way to save money in the long term. If your online pet store offers bulk discounts, this is where we’d recommend starting. Contact them to see what deals you might be able to get. Even if you cannot afford buying large amounts of food at once, choosing the largest bag of kibble will generally work out to be cheaper in the long run.