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How Much Do You Spend Per Dog on Food/Supplements?

Please add details such as age, health problems, what you're feeding and why, etc.

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Re: How Much Do You Spend Per Dog on Food/Supplements?

I answered based on Rafi. He is about 3 years old and is a little guy, weighing in at just about 60 pounds. He has some digestive problems and I have had no luck feeding him kibble. Just recently I decided to try taking him off kibble entirely (he was getting about 2 cups/day with homemade/raw) and now he is doing great. He also has problems with his hips and his elbow.

He eats 3 meals a day and gets Bravo raw beef plus cooked quinoa, sweet potato and raw leafy green veggies. He also gets a little raw tripe in his food and a tbsp of organic plain yogurt at night.

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Springtime Inc. Longevity and Joint Health (combined to save money)
Ester C
Honest Kitchen Perfect Form
Bug Off Garlic (during flea/tick months)

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Re: How Much Do You Spend Per Dog on Food/Supplements?

Ruth you didn't specify a time frame - do you mean per month?

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Re: How Much Do You Spend Per Dog on Food/Supplements?

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Originally Posted By: Cassidys MomRuth you didn't specify a time frame - do you mean per month?
Oops, sorry! Yes, per month!

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I assumed month and included total per month for both combined

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Originally Posted By: Cassidys MomRuth you didn't specify a time frame - do you mean per month?
I assumed month and included total per month for both combined
Combined or averaged? So, the total is for 2 dogs or the total is the average of feeding two dogs?

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I'm afraid to add it up!
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Re: How Much Do You Spend Per Dog on Food/Supplements?

Ris is raw-fed and I try to spend no more than $2/lb on food. CT is an expensive state. . . I usually average about $1-1.50 a pound and Ris eats a little more than a pound of food a day. The only supplements I give are a probiotic and Bug-Off Garlic (to prevent ticks).

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LJ, a senior (while we were at the vet the other day some guy referred to her as an "antique"), EPI, arthritis, hypothyroid, vestibular syndrome (twice), heart murmur, allergies...

Home cooked and pre-made raw

pancrezyme, proin, soloxine (not included in the cost)

salmon oil
magnesium (200 mg)
CoQ-10 (400 mg)
PB-8 probiotic, 4
Ester-C w/bioflavanoids (2500 mg)
Vitamin E (2400 iu)
Optimized B-Complex
Cosamin DS (Gluc 1500 mg and Chron 1200 mg)
Zinc
Liver Support Factors
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Re: How Much Do You Spend Per Dog on Food/Supplements?

I didn't put Chama b/c I thought I might faint if I added up the monthly cost of her supplements! She IS an antique but she shows no signs of being breakable!

She eats a homemade, cooked diet. The total cost of her food is only $55/month. Here's what she eats:

Ground beef or duck (human grade, antibiotic free, etc.)
Free Range Eggs
Canned Salmon
Raw Green Tripe
Organic Quinoa
Organic Sweet Potatoes
Organic Leafy Green Veggies
Ground eggshells (for calcium)

Supplements:

Ester C
ImmunoStim-R
Berte's Naturals Immune Support
Longevity
Cetyl-M
Slippery Elm
Vetriscience Canine Plus Senior vitamin

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