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Where’s the Cheapest Place to Buy Dog Food Online

Between routine visits to the vet, grooming, food, treats, toys and pet supplies the American Pet Products Association says some studies estimate that a dog owner will spend $11,000 on a dog over the lifetime of the pet. I’m sure every dog owner would agree that our pets are more than worth that much money. But I’m just as sure everyone would also agree that they’d love to find ways to shave those costs. One way to reduce those expenses is to determine where’s the cheapest place to buy dog food online. And that’s what I set out to do.

Wow! I had no idea there are so many websites where you can buy dog food. No wonder it’s easy to get confused about which sites you’ve been to and where you can save the most money when you buy dog food online.

So we’ve done the comparison-work for you. After comparing prices of hundreds of different dog foods across dozens of sites, there are two winners in the price war. The two sites with the widest selection and the lowest prices are PetFoodDirect and Pet Flow. After comparing these two sites against all the others, we then compared them against each other. Each of these sites had a lower price half the time when compared with the other site. But without a doubt these two sites are where the cheapest place to buy dog food online can be found.

Here’s a random sampling of brands, selections and package sizes to give you an idea of pricing at these two sites.

Which is cheaper for dog food: Pet Food Direct or Pet Flow

Prices valid as of 3/27/12

Check out PetFoodDirect and Pet Flow to determine which one carries your dog food brand for the lowest price. That way, the next time you need to buy dog food you’ll know where’s the cheapest place to buy dog food online. As you’ll discover, both of these sites also have clubs you can join for free which provide you with more discounts.  In fact, if you click on the Pet Flow link, you can get free shipping for life.  Just think, no more carrying heavy bags or cans of food so you have more time to spend with your dog.


This article contains original research from The Dogington Post.  This article also contains affiliate links and the author of the article may receive compensation if you purchase something from those sites.





  1. Marvin McCurdy

    Mar 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Many dry foods are listed on several sites. However, I’m looking for Hill’s SD canned food. Please let me know where I can save some money on that product line.

  2. Barb Reynolds

    Jul 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I think chewy.com should be added to the list. They usually have the best deals and where i generally purchase food for my dogs and puppies.

    • Norman

      Jun 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      You are right about Chewy- they are still (June 29, 2017) the cheapest I have found, and have free delivery if you spend $50, and yet I can get the same price at Tractor Supply – although I have to go get it. Free delivery from Chewy is nice.

      The best thing to do is to sign up for Tractor Supply emails and once you get a 10 or 15% off coupon, go buy several bags and stock up – that is the cheapest way I have found to buy high quality dog food.

    • Doggone

      Feb 12, 2018 at 7:12 am

      Neither link leads to the mentioned websites.

      I’m not sure why people think the prices on Chewy are good, because they’re not. I can purchase cheaper at my local Walmart, something I was trying to avoid by shopping online.

      • Wes

        Apr 28, 2018 at 10:41 pm

        That’s true and pet flow is very over priced. The author must be getting a kick back for mentioning them

    • John

      Jun 22, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      No longer free delivery at Chewy and the don’t show their prices for comparison any more, you have to click on each one individually to find out the price.

  3. Derick

    Dec 12, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great information I was looking for this info for
    my mission.

  4. Gabe

    Nov 20, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I have looked at these sites. I realize this was written awhile ago, but I do not find them to be cheaper than big box or local stores. In fact, some of the food is over priced and if you do the auto renewal they give you a discount but charge crazy when it comes to shipping. It is not worth getting food. I did however find cheaper dog treats and some toys. But that is all it is good for in my opinion.

    • stacy godfrey

      Apr 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Is petsmart the cheapest place to buy dog fofood?

      • stacy godfrey

        Apr 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm

        Some of my friends are telling me your a rip off.I don’t think its true.But what would I know I’ve never been there.

    • Jackie

      Feb 19, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Try chewy.com they seem to be a lot cheaper with free shipping and your order arrives quickly

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    • Jennifer

      Sep 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      This post is completely in poor taste. This is obviously a solicitation for someone who cannot afford to pay for his/her own advertising. I would never go to a business that did this or had the poor taste to have other people do this illegal type of work. What is this world coming to? A simple, caring site for people who love our pets/family should not be the place for piggybacking try to earn personal training clients.

      • stacy godfrey

        Apr 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        You know what Jennifer your right maybe I am poor.But you know what I know there were some times you couldent afford something.

        • Doggone

          Feb 12, 2018 at 7:29 am

          Stacy, it still doesn’t excuse being classless and spamming forums and blog posts. Especially when most bloggers have rules against it (that’s where legalities come in), because no one wants to read that rubbish. This is about dog food, not weight loss. That should have been posted in a forum for Weight Watchers (or some other place where people are interested in weight loss), not one on getting cheaper dog food. There’s a time and a place for everything, this isn’t the place. “You know what Jennifer your[sic] right…” that’s when you should have deleted it. Why the word “poor” affected you more than “illegal”. Hmmmmm.

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