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Pipercats May 17th, 2012 09:12 AM

How do you do it? Quality canned food with multiple pets.
I am in the process of switching all our fur kids over to canned.
To date - 5 of our 6 cats dive into the canned with gusto. We are still working with the last holdout. Also our dogs are getting canned along with some kibble.

I am wondering how to make it at least somewhat affordable feeding quality foods to multiple critters?

Right now we are feeding canned Wysong duck, chicken and turkey and True North Lamb. Wysong Pheasant kibble. I have spoken with the guys over at MetroPet and will be working to introduce other brands of food as well so as not to get stuck in one pet food philosophy.

We tried Evangers chicken - they turned their noses up at that so we took the remainder back and exchanged it for what they will eat.

The food bill over the last 3 weeks is pushing $300 and that is with 5% off buying cases of food.

I am wondering about using a mix of less expensive food such as Iams along with the ones listed above to try to bring the cost down a little. As it is, we have put more into critter food than our own groceries over the last few weeks. Ugg.

I will say that making the change has let to big improvements over the time we have been making the change. They all look better - skin and coat, seem to have more energy, are a little less prone to begging at human supper time and a positive change at the litter box and water dish.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Rgeurts May 17th, 2012 09:52 AM

Hi Bill,

Unfortunately, I have absolutely no ideas for you :laughing:
BUT... if you find a way, let me know!! I only have 2 dogs and my food bill is between $500 and $600 a month, depending on the price of Salmon. I home-cook and supplement with Addiction Salmon Bleu kibble once in awhile. But it's still cheaper than a quality canned food. At $4.00 a can, both boys needing 4-5 cans per day, that's over $1000 a month. How your bill is only $300 with all the critters you're feeding is beyond me :D

Pipercats May 17th, 2012 10:57 AM

Fortunately they are all small - dogs included - Shi-Tzu and a Maltese. The biggest eater on the feline side of the house is our Bengal girl Kia - my God walking, talking eating machine.

That and keep in mind that the month is not over yet :wall:

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