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Old April 7th, 2005, 10:44 PM
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dog eating habits...how much is required?

sigh......still on my quest to research about a dog and figure out how much it'll cost me.


I can't find any information on this online. At times i think the internet is just useless.

so anyways, fo those of you who do have dogs, how much do you spend on your medium or large size dog in food per month?
for example how much would a lab or german shepherd eat as opposed to a sheltie or a cocker spaniel?

if my future doggie child eats as much as my piggy then i'm doomed!! doggie better get used to celery LOL
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Old April 7th, 2005, 11:29 PM
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Hi there,

I own an American Foxhound, my boy is still a puppy (10 months) and right now he is on Royal Canin Maxi and Royal Canin Natural Blend...if I buy the 7lbs bags and mix them together it usually last me a month (a month and half now that he is strating to eat less!!) It costs me around $40 month, unless I buy the larger bags which will last 2 1/2-3 months for about $90. Of course it all depends on if you want your dog on wet food or a different brand but that's about how much it is for me!

I plan to switch to the raw food once his an adult and I can ensure he's getting a balanced diet (I may supplement with Natural Balance if necessary). I had my old dog on raw food and it actually saved me money because she didn't eat as much and was much healthier.

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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:27 AM
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cost of dog food

The reason you can't find the answer on the internet is because there is really no specific answer.
The cost of dog food will depend on what kind of food you decide to feed.
I saw a bag of Ol Roy dog food at WalMart the other day for less than $14.00. It was a huge bag and would probably last a mediium/large dog two months. It is of course one of the cheapest foods on the market and has basic nutritional value. You will also need to feed more to satisfy the dogs needs. Your dogs poops will also be reflected by the fact that they are eating mostly grains.
On the other hand I feed Solid Gold, Wolf King dog food to my dogs. A 30 lb. bag costs $72.00 plus tax and lasts approximately a month. It is a better quality food, not full of fillers and it not necessary to feed as much to satisfy the dogs needs. Their poops are smaller as they retain more.
I have given you an example of both extremes. There are many foods available in the mid price range as well that your dog will do well on.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:41 AM
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My pup is 61 lbs and its costs me about $40 a month plus treats $10.
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My pup is 61 lbs
Wow, already? When are you going to post the latest pics in the picture forums????
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:56 AM
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I think its tough to judge waht a dog eats really, or what a dog will eat, it depends on as others said the type of food, their weight their apetite, metabolism, all of that

I know my sammy eats about 3 cups a day of nutrience puppy for medium breed dogs.

and 3 or so cookies

I woudlnt say hes expensive to feed but hes jsut a 12lb pup as well

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I update his homepage in my signature all the time with new pics
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Old April 8th, 2005, 09:48 AM
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I have a Cockerspaniel x and a German Shephard x. My Cockerpaniel eats so little we dont even calculate her food into our bill. When it was just her she was on nutro max. The smallest bag was about $15 and would last 2-3 months. For canned food she ate about $5 evey 2 weeks. Very cheap to feed! The German Shephard X is a different story. They are both on a special diet now so good regular food is less expensive then this. For both dogs the biggest bag of dry food is about $75 which is suppose to last about 2 months. Between the 2 they usually also get 1 large can of canned a day at just less then $2 a can.
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