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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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how much do you spend on dog food and what brand is it?

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Re: dog food costs

FROMM brand, $44 for a 30 lb BAG, 23 for a 15lb bag. The dogs eat (mostlly the piggo puppy) 45 lbs a month so with wtih tax it ends up being about $70 a month.

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California Natural Chicken Meal and Rice. $41 for a 30lb bag.
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Re: dog food costs

I feed raw...costs about $3/day to feed two GSDs (both about 65 lbs).

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Re: dog food costs

I was feeding 4 cups per day of Solid Gold Barking At The Moon kibble, mixed with roughly half a can of Sold Gold for my picky and somewhat sickly 2 year old. My other 2 dogs were getting the same kibble, with a teaspoon of canned mixed in to make them feel like they were getting the tasty stuff, too. I was spending about $160 a month on food.
But the supplier for Barking At The Moon had a bobble and wasn't able to provide it to this region for a bit. So I went back to Eagle Pack Select Holistics kibble, and continued to add the canned food to entice my picky guy to eat. The Eagle Pack is slightly less expensive, so my costs have dropped to roughly $140-$150 a month to fed 3 dogs.
The kibble is running about $49 for a 30 lb. bag and I am paying $1.39 per can.
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Re: dog food costs

I feed Canidae ALS. It is $43.05 for a 35lb bag. A bag lasts roughly a month or so. I never really pay attention to exactly how long it lasts, since it really doesn't matter. No matter how long a bag lasts, I STILL have to buy more before I run out.

I am feeding 2 GSDs and 1 40lb Cattle Dog mix. None of mine eat more than 2 2/3 cups a day.

I don't feed canned food.

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Re: dog food costs

Kibble: Orijen Senior -- $52/bag

Raw: Primal Grinds -- $10/5 pound tube
Nature's Variety Patties -- $16/6 pound bag (I just use this for snacks at night and the price includes a $5 coupon)

I also add all kinds of fresh foods and canned food (Nature's Variety) for Chama. Rafi also gets cooked grains, sweet potatoes, potatoes and veggies mixed with his raw food.

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Re: dog food costs

i use a few different brands:

orijen 6 fish: $68/29.7 lbs
acana pacifica: $58/i think it's a 30 lb bag
nature's variety instinct: $52/25.3 lbs (i haven't bought a new bag of NV in a few months, so hopefully they haven't raised the price!)

i also feed raw and average around $1.50-2.00 a pound for meat, and add canned fish ($1.50-2.00/can), sardines ($0.99/can), eggs, garlic, zucchini, sweet potatoes, merrick canned food ($2.50/can)

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Re: dog food costs

I was feeding Canidae Grain Free ALS and it was abut 45 - 48 bucks per 35lb bag, it would last about a month, I had to switch not too long ago though because the Canidae kibble was too small and my dogs were choking it up, so I moved them to EVO Red Meat Grain Free Large Kibble, and they both are doing wonderfully on it, they love the flavor as well, however, the down side to EVO is that I am playing about 70 bucks for a 28lb bag, and it lasts just one month between the two of them. I will pay the price because I love how both my dogs are reacting to the food.

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Re: dog food costs

Also wanted to add that while I don't feed canned food, my dogs do get some of whatever I eat also. But since I am buying it for ME, I don't keep track of cost.
(Though they don't get it on their kibble, in my house kibble MUST be eaten plain. )

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