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Old 06-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So after a quick calculation, I realized that to feed my dog a high quality dog food, kibble, (I'm not in to the whole raw thing at all) it costs me about $0.34 a day, so about $125.00 a year. My little girl weighs 8 pounds & eats about 2/3rds of a cup of food per day. I feed Bailey Acana Pacifica. How many of you are jealous?? LOL!

The point I'm trying to make here is, many people feed their dogs lower quality food because its cheaper but, they don't realize that their dog eats more because it is full of "fillers. It probably costs the same amount over a 1 year period to feed a high quality food (as they usually eat less) as it does to feed a lower quality food.

Just wondering what PF members feed their dogs and roughly, how much does it cost you per year?
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow I'm jealous! Mind you I have a Spoo so he's going to eat more anyways.
I got him 8 months ago and am dealing with allergies, so I'm trying different foods out constantly. I'm on grain free Now. Which in my town is about $60 a bag. He's not a big eater, Maybe 2 cups a day (he's 27'' and only weighs 45 pounds! Don't know when he'll gain weight!)
But I buy the 25 pound bags. it *May* last a month, but generally not... SO I'm looking at $720 a year. And don't think this will be the food he stays with, which means it's only going to get more expensive :( I don't know what kind of foods to try-I'm not into the raw food thing. I mean I've never tried it but I'm vegetarian and the sight of all the raw meat would probably make me sick, I'd rather stick to good quality kibble
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I have 2 lowchen, I will have a poodle soon. I feed raw and make their food. It is roughly $1 per pound and they costume a total of 13 ounces a day. Total $296 per year. Not bad for all human grade food that I would eat.
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For one of my spoos it will cost about $250 a year to feed it raw meat...or about $400 per year to feed Iams (I wouldn't feed that to my dogs)
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wow, maybe I'll just have to suck it up if it'll save me that much! is a raw diet safe for a dog with allergies?
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Sure, if you know what your dog is allergic to. My cost per year is based on one dog that is 15 pounds and one who is 12.5 pounds.

I started feeding raw about 4 years ago during one of the dog food recalls. It has worked out great for our family.
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I have a spoo that is allergic to grain...raw works great for her...
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i feed raw to my five dogs. it's worth it.

oh and for my 17# dogs (which are the closest I have to 8# dog) i spend about 50 cents per day.

they get 6 oz of meat/bone/offal. i purchase ground w/bone & a blend of beef heart/liver/green tripe/other organ.

so if i had one small dog, i'd be in heaven. Right now my dog food bill is about $2k a year.
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Ugh, I wish you hadn't made me think about this I feed my spoo Nature's Variety pre-made raw, with some RMB's here and there. The 3lb medallion bags are around $18 on average, and contain 48oz each. My spoo eats 10oz per day, so thats $3.75 a day, $26.25 a week, $105 a month, $1,260 a year. I guess that's a lot less than a child of equal weight would cost to feed
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I feed Sprout Acana Small Breed and he eats about 3/4 of a small bag/month. I free feed from 3/4 to 1 cup/day... @ 30$/bag.. math skills??

$270/year approximately + one large can of high quality canned food (which I vary)/week @ $4/can .... $208

Woah.. I seem to be spending a lot on food for my little 12lb guy.

$478/year unless my math is off.
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