Don't Be a Food Snob

We all have our favourite food but no-one here is a pet food snob!

We are thankful for the food that arrives in our bowl every day, whether it is premium brand, or a more economic brand to fill a gap in the schedule! So, we join our friends at Brian’s Forever Home to celebrate the one thing we are most thankful for, our daily food bowl.

Pet Food Snob

What is a Pet Food Snob?

  • A pet food snob expresses horror at the thought of anyone feeding ‘economy brand’ food to their pet. They forget that people on a limited budget buy what they can afford, not what they might love to feed their cat given a few more $$.
  • A food snob makes people feel they are bad pet parents if they don’t feed premium food.
Pet Food Snobs
Dusty loves his raw. It is not a ‘premum’ brand just good New Zealand meat.

How to Fight the Pet Food Snob

  • Don’t tell people what food you give your pet, it is none of their business!
  • Love your pet, feed what you can afford, and love your pet some more.
  • Do not feel guilty for not feeding food that might take up half your weekly family budget.
  • Remember, the food a fussy person might turn down, will be warmly welcomed by a rescue, or TNR group feeding ferals.

We all want the best for our pets but, often, balancing your budget in these tough times means cents needs to be shaved off here and there. For those in a tight corner, it is worth checking to see if there are ‘pet pantries’ nearby. The friends we met last year at Kitty Corner, after our Blogaws® trip, have a scheme to get pet supplies to local families in need. Make sure you look for them and keep a note in case friends need them.

We are thankful for our home, and our food, and guess you are too – right?

Silver Kitten
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16 Comments

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    The Island Cats

    April 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

    We know all pet parents do the best they can for their pets…including feeding them.

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    Edie Chase

    April 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Last year at this time, I was feeding dehydrated raw, now I’m lucky to keep food in their dish. Hoping for a change in my luck soon.

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    Summer

    April 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    People who love their cats feed them the best food they can afford – but “what they can afford” is different for everyone! Thank you for posting this.

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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    April 13, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    everyone wants to do best for their companion animals, but just being able to take extra green papers to feed them is what counts most. Thank Silver for makin’ this point

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    meowmeowmans

    April 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Great post, Silver Kitten. We know that pet parents love their furkids, and provide for them to the very best of their ability.

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  6. What a wonderful post Silver. Mommy will never forget that a pet food snob shamed her for feeding Whiskers an economy food back in 2007 (it was all she could afford at that time) and told her it was her fault he died of kidney failure. The pet food snobs premium brand wound up on the recall list a few days latter, which made Mommy feel a little less guilty.

    Mostly we eat the premium brands now, but sometimes when unexpected expenses crop up we still have to economize where we can, those of us who don’t have to eat special diets eat economy food as do the people.

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    Be Compassionate

    April 14, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Feed what you can afford. Those commercials touting premium pet food miss the point. “Tis a far, far better thing that I do…” in feeding an animal – “than I have ever done” – than letting an animal so she won’t suffer and starve to death.

    When you’re hungry you don’t care about the best, you just want something to fill the emptiness of the stomach.

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    Brian

    April 14, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Great post and we could agree more! We are always most thankful for our food and the excellent service we receive at meal time! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    mariodacat

    April 14, 2017 at 2:05 am

    What you say makes the most sense we’ve ever heard. We try to do that here. M lets me dictate what she buys. If i don’t eat it, she nver buys it again.

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    mariodacat

    April 14, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Yes, se loved this post and agree with you 100 percent. If I don’t like it, M won’t buy it again – no matter how expensive or cheap it is. More expensive doesn’t always mean better – it’s just their marketing might be better.

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    The Swiss Cats

    April 14, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Great reminder ! Cat lovers do the best for their cats, and feed them the best they can. Purrs

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    Beth

    April 14, 2017 at 4:59 am

    I think pet parents need to give each other a break! We all love our pets and do the best that we can. Thanks for this post.

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    Ellen Pilch

    April 14, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Excellent post, I do believe we all do the best we can afford for our beloved pets.

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    mommakatandherbearcat

    April 15, 2017 at 8:31 am

    When asked, I always suggest buying the best food one can reasonably afford. But without a doubt, the love shown our felines far outweigh our choice of food.

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    Maxwell Faraday & Allie

    April 16, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    But is it okay if we KITTIES are snobs? You know, because Allie. ~Faraday

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    Michael O.

    April 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Great post silver kitten. I’ve heard so many people talk about this issue, that I did’t even know what to think but I believe if you can afford nourishing cat feed for your feline friend then go for it, they deserve the best. Thanks for this post.

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