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A guide to buying free cat food

With feeding a cat becoming more and more expensive, many people are interested in how they can obtain free cat food. It might sound impossible, but actually obtaining food for your cat without paying for it, is not that difficult, though you can find free samples generally, rather than large bags of free pet food. This article looks at the different places where free cat and kitten foods are likely to be obtained.

Websites and magazines

Some pet food companies offer free cat food samples if you contact them. Among the websites where this is possible are Purinaone.co.uk and Lapcat.co.uk. The latter offers free Whiskas cat food, Felix cat food, and other well known makes. Various cat magazines have ads where you can fill in a coupon and send off for a sample of free cat food. There is also Your Cat, which offers free draws with larger bags of cat food to the lucky winners.

Cat shows

If you enter your cat in shows, you are certain to be given some tins or pouches of free cat food, although there are rather less these days than there were a few years ago. Even if you just go as a visitor, it is worth going round all the stands, as many cat food manufacturers will be giving away free samples to advertise their special type of cat nutrition.

Other sources

Your vet Some manufacturers leave free samples at vets for potential customers to try. James Wellbeloved is known for this, and it is possible to pick up several free sample bags on each trip to your vet. It certainly helps to slightly alleviate the huge cost of veterinary care these days! Supermarkets While supermarkets rarely have pet food samples, they sometimes have "Buy one get one free" on pet food, which is almost the same thing. Moreover, Tesco sometimes gives "double points" for its pet food range, for those who have collected Clubcard points. You can also effectively obtain around £20 of free cat food in this way. Pet shops Pet shops occasionally have free cat food samples. So, it is worth keeping an eye open for them. Swap with friends Cats are fussy. If you have food that your cat doesn't like, why not try to swap it for something which your cat does enjoy. Advertise locally, and see if you can find another cat owner in the same situation. It can indeed work!

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