Cosette is my first dog since childhood, and my wife's first dog since college. When were were deciding among the various types of food available, we opted to go with dry kibble, but we also wanted to do something from the premium end of the spectrum. We wound up choosing the Canidae brand of grain-free products.
Well, part of our calculations was the fact that Canidae grain-free was a high-quality food (5 stars on dogfoodadvisor.com), but not at the insane-o end of the scale as far as price. Well, that was the case when we first switched to it three months ago! Since, the price has gone way up for some reason. We got our first 25-pound bag for $35 or so, and then the second for $45. Now, the price is approaching $60 (regardless of the variety).
Is this normal for premium dog foods? Both the high price and the fluctuations in price, I mean. We shopped around to see if we could maybe find a different brand this time around, but I noticed that most grain-free premium brands are now in the same price range. Should I expect the prices to keep mounting? Or is there something going on in the world of dog foods that's driving prices up at the moment?