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How much does a cup of kibble weigh?

On average, anyway. I guess it could vary slightly depending on the kibble, but right now we're weighing our options towards switching Frag off of RAW and onto a kibble diet, for monetary purposes, but we're not sure if it'd actually be cheaper to feed kibble or not. Right now we're spending about $21-$25 a week for meat, and if we switched to kibble we'd be feeding him 6 cups a day, but I don't know how much that would weigh and i'd like to be able to do the math to see if it'd be cheaper.

So, if anyone happens to know.. please share your insight with me.

btw, is TOTW's praire formula with 23% protein okay for a 7mo GSD puppy or not? I've read a lot of conflicting arguments about large breed puppies and protein, and would like to know for sure, since I don't feel comfortable switching back to kibble anyway for growth issues. Thank you.
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On average, anyway. I guess it could vary slightly depending on the kibble, but right now we're weighing our options towards switching Frag off of RAW and onto a kibble diet, for monetary purposes, but we're not sure if it'd actually be cheaper to feed kibble or not. Right now we're spending about $21-$25 a week for meat, and if we switched to kibble we'd be feeding him 6 cups a day, but I don't know how much that would weigh and i'd like to be able to do the math to see if it'd be cheaper.

So, if anyone happens to know.. please share your insight with me.

btw, is TOTW's praire formula with 23% protein okay for a 7mo GSD puppy or not? I've read a lot of conflicting arguments about large breed puppies and protein, and would like to know for sure, since I don't feel comfortable switching back to kibble anyway for growth issues. Thank you.
We just switched to Orijen dog ($60 a bag) for our 6 month old pup and it appears that's going to cost me about $90-$120 a month. We were never so informed or conflicted or misinformed or confused (friggin internet) with our prior dogs and never had any health issues that were food or growth related.
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btw, is TOTW's praire formula with 23% protein okay for a 7mo GSD puppy or not? Thank you.

imo, no, but not because of the protein. the Ca is 2% which is high for a large breed pup.

the Orijen Puppy Large is fine in that regard and 40% protein is not an issue. a RAW fed pup is getting more than 40% protein anyway when it is converted to a dry matter basis.

a bag of Orijen Puppy Large ($64) lasted my dog over a month, and she was very active. if you are spending $100+/month on raw, then kibble will definitely be cheaper.

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Alright. We've pretty much decided now that it'd be cheaper, so we're gonna switch for a few months until we get money saved up for a house, then we're probably gonna switch back, but we'll check out other foods.

The store we found TOTW at didn't have the large breed puppy formula, unfortunately, but maybe I'll see if they can order it for us.. "/

Any other recommendations on a good food?
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The store that has TOTW, what else do they have? Might make it easier to narrow down a few choices for you.

And TOTW doesn't have any puppy formulas

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Haha, sorry, I totally thought Roxy was talking about TOTW, not Orijen.

About the only good food the store DOESN'T have is Orijen.

They have Wellness (core), Innova, EVO, Natural Balance, California Natural, Merrick, Canidae, Solid Gold, Blue Buffalo, Diamond, and then the lesser brands that are common.
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and if we switched to kibble we'd be feeding him 6 cups a day.
Will he eat that much food? 6 cups seems like a lot of food in one day.
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Will he eat that much food? 6 cups seems like a lot of food in one day.
Actually, I think I just read the table wrong on the bag.. I haven't dealt with kibble in a while, and I thought that the weight on the feeding table was for projected weight, which I don't *think* it was now, thinking about it. When he was a puppy he was eating 6 cups a day, so I just assumed it was accurate because they were the same, even though I'm sure that would change..

Even so, feeding six cups is still cheaper, so if I had to feed less, then even better.
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Haha, sorry, I totally thought Roxy was talking about TOTW, not Orijen.

About the only good food the store DOESN'T have is Orijen.

They have Wellness (core), Innova, EVO, Natural Balance, California Natural, Merrick, Canidae, Solid Gold, Blue Buffalo, Diamond, and then the lesser brands that are common.

of those, id look at Innova (adult or large breed puppy) or maybe BB or Solid Gold Wolf Cub. the Core and EVO have the same problem as TOTW, so they're not really well suited for large breed pups (especially the EVO). cal natural and natural balance, imo, are better choices if you need a more limited ingredient diet for allergies or other health issues.

i just realized in your original post, you said if you went to kibble, you'd be feeding 6 cups/day. that sounds like an incredibly large amount of food. most people ive seen feeding Orijen Puppy Large, for example, are closer to 3-4 cups per day. at 6 cups a day, most good kibbles may well approach $100+ per month to feed.

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My pup is 6 months old and he is eating about 3 cups a day.
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