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Old June 26th, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Thoughts on mixing good quality dry and canned.

Some of you may or may not know, I, like many of us these days, am going through some tight times financially. I've managed to get my gang eating Wellness grain free. Maks had been doing well with the raw, but I gave him a lamb medallion one day and he hated it. He's never wanted to try raw again, so he's also on Wellness.

After adding Czarina to the mix, their food bill is higher than mine. I'm trying to find ways to stretch the budget a little, but don't want to skimp on the quality of food. It took me forever to get them to actually eat Wellness, I can't go back to Fancy Feast now.

I was wondering, what your opinions were on adding some good quality dry to their canned.

Right now I feed them 5 can's a day. Czarina gets either half a 5 oz can or a 3 oz can each feeding, but she doesn't eat all of it. The other 4 get half a can at each meal, which is a can a day for each. All plates are cleaned so there's never any food to throw away. If I give each less than half a can at each meal they scarf it down and are making it clear they are still hungry. So I am wary of giving them less food.

If I can get a bag of good dry (wellness) and mix it with the canned, I think I might be able to stretch the food I buy them, because the dry mixed with the canned will fill them up so they are less hungry throughout the day. At least, that's my thinking.

I'm hoping this is going to be just a temporary fix and once I am less choked by my pocketbook I can just go back to only canned.

Any opinions on this?
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