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post #1 of 9
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I've been recently stumbling onto sites where you can buy holistic cat food online, and I found some really great deals. However, since I live in Canada, the shipping costs are waaaay too expensive. frown.gif
I was wondering if anyone has a safe, cheap shipping site I could order from, preferably something that accepts PayPal.
Thanks so much. biggrin.gif
post #2 of 9

I use Amazon when buying my cats' food. They have very good prices and free shipping if you buy from a seller associated with Amazon (and assuming you're spending $25 or more), which many of them are nowadays.

post #3 of 9

Petfooddirect.com

wag.com

petflow.com

mrchewy.com

You could check all those out. I don't know how out of the states shipping works. Sorry.

post #4 of 9
I know of bunches in the U.S. (www.doggiefood.com is my current favorite), but I don't know of any that ship to Canada. You do have a Canadian version of Amazon, right? They have a lot of decent brands. Not always exactly what I want, though.

I Googled "pet food online canada", and these are a couple I came up with. I don't know anything about them but worth checking out:
http://www.petacular.com/
http://www.petfoodcanada.com/
You could also e-mail the American companies and ask about Canadian shipping. I think it would be expensive, though.
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post #6 of 9

There are a lot of them out there but shop around for best pricing and shipping costs.  I buy (not food) many things from Amazon and get free shipping for my purchases.  Hopefully you can find some good deals out there.  You might also try the big retailers like Petsmart and Petco but doubtful they will be the best on the wallet.  Happy hunting!
 

post #7 of 9

Try this site. I am also in Canada. I have been stumbling onto sites that have the truth about whats in our cats dry foods. I have been researching recipes and foods that are good.This site has those better foods. It has a very short list of cat food but thats because they only support the top brands. The 9 brands that are truely what they say on the bag and is safe for our cats. This site opperates out of Lethbridge, Alberta. Hope it has what you are looking for. If you need other links let me know. I have a couple other links to sites that carry most brands. If you want to know the truth about dry cat food go to google, type in "poisons in dry cat food". A long list of sites that carry the truth about dry pet food will appear. Click a few. You may be surprised at what you descover.

http://www.homesalive.ca/cat-food-supplies.html

I feed my 4 a mix of go, now, natural, orijen, acana, canned and homemade. I find their coats are way softer and shinier. Their poops are smaller and stink way less. My oldest a 4yr old plays like a kitten. He never played like that when he was a kitten. I've had him since he was 3months old. My timid lazy boy a 3yr old is more active. Both are fatties. My 4yr old, Lynx, was 25-28 pounds. He is now 20 pounds. My 3yr old, Joker, was 23 pounds. He is now 18 pounds. Both are less fat more muscle. My 2 youngest are 1yr old twin girls. Gremlin and Mugwy. Gremlin has a dust allergy. Both love shrimp and fresh fish. Its basicly all that they'll eat. A great recipe I came up with has both shrimp and fresh fish. I shredd up fresh chicken and rabbit. Blend it together. Add some vitamins and a calcium supplement. They'll gobble it down like its going out of fashion. You can add homemade gravey made from roast or chicken for extra flavour.

post #8 of 9

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Originally Posted by rylie2008 View Post

Try this site. I am also in Canada....

http://www.homesalive.ca/cat-food-supplies.html

Welcome to TCS, rylie2008!   Here again is what kittylover23 had asked:

Quote:
I live in Canada,
I was wondering if anyone has a safe, cheap shipping site I could order from

I just had a look at the site you suggested.........and, they sure are not cheap!.........maybe it's better that I say this: their item price plus their shipping charges equals waaaaaaaaaay more than I pay at a 'big box' store on the other end of the country! So, that's what I mean by "they're not cheap" (for me).

 

The example:

  1. YOUR SITE: Wellness canned cat chicken 5.5oz......$2.19 ea....case of 24 is $45....plus shipping charge $10 = $55
  2. MY BIG BOX STORE: Wellness canned cat chicken 5.5oz......$1.99ea...case of 24 is $47.76

AND, it gets better for me - worse for your online store: Because I am "of a certain agelaughing02.gif, I receive a 20% discount on that....my cost = $38.20

 

But wait.......because I buy the large 12oz cans, here's what I actually pay for the same amount of food:

Wellness Cat Chicken Canned $3.19ea....case of 12 is $38.28....less 20%...my cost is $30.62 from that local big box store.

 

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Originally Posted by rylie2008 View Post
 
If you need other links let me know. I have a couple other links to sites that carry most brands.

I would like to know about these other sites......perhaps you can post the links?

 

 

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Originally Posted by rylie2008 View Post

I have been stumbling onto sites that have the truth about whats in our cats dry foods. I have been researching...foods that are good.This site has those better foods...The 9 brands...are safe for our cats.

If you want to know the truth about dry cat food go to google...A long list of sites that carry the truth about dry pet food will appear.

From what you've written, I get the feeling that it's only lately that you've started your research.

 

I hope you're open to learning a few things from members of this forum......people who have cats for years and years, and who can offer you their wealth of life experience about feline nutrition.

 

Now, many new members here have been offered a free course in cat nutrition...it's to be found here: http://catinfo.org  I really recommend that you reboot your researching and have a read there.

 

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Originally Posted by rylie2008 View Post
Gremlin and Mugwy...love shrimp and fresh fish. Its basicly all that they'll eat. A great recipe I came up with has both shrimp and fresh fish....

Most of us here have also learned that fish and cats don't and shouldn't mix.........here's one of the "simpler" versions of why http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/01/03/fish-as-a-protein-source.aspx

 

 

Mike - you offer that "a lot of them out there" - 'if you are aware of specific suppliers that would meet Kittylover123's needs, please post.

 

 

kittylover123, as you're in Toronto, I would suggest you check prices at PJ's and Global......PM me if you'd like about 'special discounts'

post #9 of 9

Homesalive.ca has (in my opinion) ridiculous shipping options. 

 

(1) Spend over $100 and get 'Free Shipping' - LOL? Come on...you must be joking. I mean, they may as well, say 'Spend over $200'. It's silly. 

(2) Spend under $100 and pay a flat rate shipping - $8.99. - Absolutely ridiculous. That's right - on anything. 

 

Now, maybe if you're going to stock up on a boat load of food for awhile and can't buy it locally, sure - go for the $100 option. 

 

The price of products are barely less than what you'd find in a store, locally, at least for me.  So I see no advantage at all. 

 

I'm always envious of the product / shipping options our brothers/sisters to the south have access to.   We seem to get jimmied here ;) 


Edited by Marc999 - 2/25/14 at 2:24pm
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