So I think I talked about the average joe pet owner in the IAMS thread and was told you can feed your cat quality food for the same price. "You can feed your pets a lot better for a lot cheaper" someone said.
I guess after all that turns out to NOT be the case. People are just justifying the expensive foods. Many pet owners don't do that and shop by what is convenient and low-cost. Some don't have the option, some just make a choice in their lives.
At around 12 bucks for a bag that will last a month to a month and a half, and easy to buy everywhere, it's not hard to see why people are still feeding with IAMS. Is there a quality alternative anyone knows of in the same price range? I doubt it.
I got a PM suggesting Special Kitty that is sold at wal-mart, there is a type that doesn't have by-products. Around $.053 per can, feeding 1.5 cans per day. I'll take a look next time I'm there.