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Old September 13th, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Affordable cat foods you can buy at a store

Brand name, where you buy it and cost.
Tell us how much it costs per month or per container and how long does a container last.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 05:04 PM
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I can only help with dog foods no cats here
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Old September 13th, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Welllness in the large cans is not too bad of a price. You can freeze half the can if you only have one or two cats. I think it is only about 3 bucks for a large can.



I personally make my own raw, it works out to about 50 cents for 5.5 ounces, so the cost of a supermarket can of cat food. I do mix it with a quality canned to ensure they are getting all their vitamins and to minimize any errors I have made in weighing out my meat and bones.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 03:53 PM
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I just looked at wellness in the specialty pet supply store, at $3.19 per large can and instructions to feed 1/2 can per day to a 6-8lb cat, it's the most expensive food they had.

ETA it had a "price reduced" sticker on it, so it was previously more than that...

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Old September 14th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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I have ALOT of animals but not much coin sadly...

I feed my cats canned Wellness, Evo, Evolve, or whatever is on sale at a specialty store. I also do feed Nurti Source dry for breakfast (not ideal to feed kibble...I know)

My GSD gets fed Acana Pacifica which is not as good as Orijen but it is what I can afford. The little breeds get whatever hollistic food that is on sale.

I make my own dog food if I cannot afford can which I mix in with the kibble. It is a boiled chicken, rice, peas, and carrots mixed in with plain yogurt. This is for the little breeds only as the GSD cannot stomach chicken. He always gets can Merrick, or Natural balance and all dogs get Tripe.

I have learned alot on this forum on good nutritian. It has saved 1 cat for sure by feeding her only can Evo. Had I not listened to these knowledgeable people, she would have been lost forever.

I always say where there is a will there is a way. I make sure that my animals get the best I can provide. I do so by cutting back on trivial things that I personally do not need.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 04:15 PM
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Driver,I feed my cats Wellness,I don't know where you are,but I pay $2.99 for a large can,in the long run it is a saving,because you keep your cats healthier.
Lately I lost one of my 3 cats,so with 2 cats,I feed them 2 smaller cans/day for $1.79 each.
If you live anywhere near Oakville I have a great store for you,cheaper than Pet-Value.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 08:28 PM
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Any other brands people recommend?? Besides the most expensive?
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Old September 15th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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Any other brands people recommend?? Besides the most expensive?
Wellness is not the most expensive. I pay up to $3 for a 5.5 oz can of Nature's Variety Instinct and $2 for a tiny can of Almo.
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