Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog food forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 17th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Candy317's Avatar
Candy317 Candy317 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 63
How much is your dog food?

How many dogs do you have & sizes?
What do you feed your dog/s?
How much does it cost?
How big is the bag?
How long does it take to go through the bag?

Raw feeders, you can participate too, just edit the bag part!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old December 17th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Candy317's Avatar
Candy317 Candy317 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 63
How many dogs do you have & sizes? four dogs (6lbs-17lbs)
What do you feed your dog/s? solid gold just a wee bit (but I am switching to innova small bites, because its cheaper and has a better formula, but the dogs are doing GREAT on solid gold, just want to feed them the best I can afford)
How much does it cost? $30.00, so $7.50 a dog...innova small bites would be $24 & some change and at $6 a dog
How big is the bag? 15lbs
How long does it take to go through the bag? a month and a half I believe

Last edited by Candy317; December 18th, 2009 at 10:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old December 17th, 2009, 10:53 PM
luckypenny's Avatar
luckypenny luckypenny is offline
Doggie Wench
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Philippe-de-Laprairie, Qc
Posts: 11,813
1. 3 dogs...63lbs, 70lbs, 72lbs.

2. Home prepared RAW.

3. Between 55-65$ per week.

So it works out to about 2.61-3.10$ per dog per day.
__________________
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." -Will Durant
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old December 17th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Chaser's Avatar
Chaser Chaser is offline
Now I'm Mrs. Chaser!
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 2,407
How many dogs do you have & sizes?

Two dogs: 55 lbs. and 65lbs.

What do you feed your dog/s?

Orijen Adult

How much does it cost?

Approx. $78

How big is the bag?

30 lbs. I think...whatever their largest bag weighs.

How long does it take to go through the bag?

About a month, depending on the season. They get a bit lazy in the winter so we feed a little less. A bag lasts a little under a month in the summer months.
__________________
Chase (Friendly Resident Wigglebum) - Border Collie/Lab/Shepherd X
Kailey (Misunderstood Gentle Beauty) - GSD & foster failure #1
Rupert (Gold-Medal Winner of the 3 a.m. Kitty Destruction Olympics )

Heidi - RIP my sweet baby girl
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old December 18th, 2009, 12:17 AM
cassiek's Avatar
cassiek cassiek is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: High River, AB, Canada
Posts: 622
Great thread!

How many dogs do you have & sizes? 3 - 45 lbs, 9 lbs, 14 lbs

What do you feed your dog/s? Combination of homemade raw and pet food bought raw (I'm still new and easing over to 100% homemade raw )

How much does it cost? Still trying to figure it out... but around $100 - $125/month... so around $30/week tops
__________________
My babies: Sassy - Maltese X (9), Furby - Shihtzu X (7), Brynn - Boxer (3), Diesel - Boxer (1)

"Many of the Earth's habitats, animals, plants, insects, and even micro-organisms that we know as rare may not be known at all by future generations. We have the capability, and the responsibility. We must act before it is too late." - Dalai Lama
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old December 18th, 2009, 07:21 AM
My Lodi Girl's Avatar
My Lodi Girl My Lodi Girl is offline
One dog at a time...
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Illinois, USA
Posts: 169
How many dogs do you have & sizes? Three dogs - 1 @ 20# and 2 @ 8#
What do you feed your dog/s? Taste of the Wild Bison formula
How much does it cost? $44 per bag
How big is the bag? 30#
How long does it take to go through the bag? Don't know right now. Just started them on this a little over a month ago. Started out with an 8# bag mixed with what was left of their previous food and they are now eating just TOTW.
__________________
Proud Mom to all rescues:
My sweet doggies (S/F) - Laci (dachshund mix), Miss Billie (chihuahua mix) & Tessa (mini dachshund)
My temperamental kitty (S/F) - Short Stuff (short hair calico)

RIP My Precious Kitty - Misty Margaret (long-hair calico) - 08/24/94-03/12/10
RIP Sweet Baby Girl - Lodi Sue (dachshund mix) -01/20/98-11/04/09
RIP My Itty Bitty - Trinket Joy (chihuahua mix) Puppy Mill Survivor rescued 10/00 died 01/22/02

Rescues will touch your heart & soul like no other!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old December 18th, 2009, 08:49 AM
DoubleRR's Avatar
DoubleRR DoubleRR is offline
Investigative researcher
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta
Posts: 347
How many dogs do you have & sizes? Two, 90 lbs and 11 lbs

What do you feed your dog/s? Orijen

How much does it cost? $59 a bag

How big is the bag? 13.5 kg or 30 lbs

How long does it take to go through the bag? I use 5 cups a day, a bit longer than a month
__________________
We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are. Anais Nin
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old December 18th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Marty11's Avatar
Marty11 Marty11 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East Gwillimbury, ON
Posts: 1,133
Two dogs, 20 lbs and 27 lbs. I feed Go Natural, 65 dollars bag/25 lbs. I feed bout one cup each a day and add a little high quality canned food like merrick, wysong, wellness. The cans go far, the dry I've never really noticed how long it lasts, my guess is month and a half?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old December 18th, 2009, 10:14 AM
bendyfoot's Avatar
bendyfoot bendyfoot is offline
Geek Club CEO
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 5,019
How many dogs do you have & sizes? 3: 25 lbs, 48 lbs, 55 lbs (and two cats, ~10lbs each)

What do you feed your dog/s? Raw (dogs-all homemade, cats-mostly premixed)

How much does it cost? we have a budget of 40$/week ...

so about $160/month or an average of $1.15/animal/day. If not for the pre-mixed I would think that we'd be closer to .75/animal/day. Hm. Maybe I should start mixing my own cat food.

We never need to spend more than this, and truthfully, the cats are the most expensive because a 6 lb bag of raw costs 20$ whereas I can get 20lbs+ of meat/bone/organ for the same amount of money. I'm very lazy about prepping small cat-sized amounts of food, so this is my one luxury.

Our "dog food freezer" is usually full...we have at least 2 week's worth of food on hand at all times.
__________________
Owned by:
Solomon - black DSH - king of kitchen raids (11)
Gracie - Mutterooski X - scary smart (9)
Jaida - GSD - tripod trainwreck and gentle soul (4)
Heidi - mugsly Boston Terrier X - she is in BIG trouble!!! (3)
Audrey - torbie - sweet as pie (11 months)
Patrick - blue - a little turd (but we like him anyways) (6 months)
__________
Boo, our Matriarch (August 1 1992 - March 29 2011)
Riley and Molly
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old December 18th, 2009, 10:27 AM
breeze's Avatar
breeze breeze is offline
Half Way To Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Candy317 View Post
How many dogs do you have & sizes?

two dogs
Bree is 80lbs and
Archer is 120lbs and counting he is only a year and a bit old


What do you feed your dog/s?

Evo red meat and some moist and raw on occasion, Bree won't eat raw unless it is mince meat

How much does it cost?
80$ a bag

How big is the bag?
30lbs bag

How long does it take to go through the bag?
about 2-2 1/2 weeks
__________________
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old December 18th, 2009, 07:26 PM
the gang the gang is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: hudson quebec
Posts: 1,356
5 dogs, 4 of the pins are on rd $92.00 .30 lbs, lasts 6 weeks, and dakota is on diabect food 20 lbs $44.00 last about 6 weeks , i would love to get the pins on other food, i have tried many but they seem to gain weight the min i change brenda and the pins
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old December 18th, 2009, 07:41 PM
Winston's Avatar
Winston Winston is offline
Mom of 3 precious Angels
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Posts: 7,068
How many dogs do you have & sizes?

1 dog 105 pds

What do you feed your dog/s?

Origen Fish Formula
How much does it cost?

Just went up to $73.99 per bag 30 pds

How big is the bag?

30 pds

How long does it take to go through the bag?

6 weeks

Raw feeders, you can participate too, just edit the bag part
__________________
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011

"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
-Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old December 18th, 2009, 07:49 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,973
How many dogs do you have & sizes?
Eight dogs ranging in size from ~34 pounds to ~60 pounds

What do you feed your dog/s?
Innova

How much does it cost?
About $43 a bag.

How big is the bag?
30 lbs

How long does it take to go through the bag?
4 to 4.5 days
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old December 18th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Gail P's Avatar
Gail P Gail P is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,301
How many dogs do you have & sizes?

10, but dh feeds his beagle separately from the other 9, so I'll say 9.
Blaze is still growing at 5 months, not sure of his weight
Rain 39 pounds
Dru 43 pounds
Flash about 45 (guesstimate, hasn't been weighed in a while)
Storm 52 pounds
Thunder about 57-58 pounds
Flurry about 58 (hasn't been weighed in a while)
Lightning 58-59 pounds
Noah about 90 pounds

What do you feed your dog/s?
Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice and Vegetable. Puppy formula for Blaze and Adult formula for the rest

How much does it cost?
About $26/bag before taxes (Puppy is a smaller bag and is around $15)

How big is the bag?
18kg

How long does it take to go through the bag?
About a week for the adult food, but it depends on the time of year and how hard they're working. A bag of puppy food last Blaze about a month.

They also get any meat scraps, gravy, leftovers etc. that we may have, plus I cook a lot of chicken in the winter time and make the dogs broth, soup and/or stews to boost their fat and protein when they're working harder, and I add some corn oil too for extra fat/energy for some of the dogs (just not the ones that would tend to gain weight more easily). Oh, and whole raw eggs when I have them. I lost most of my chickens to coons earlier this year and the three old girls I have left have stopped laying for the winter now, but I have some young ones coming on that will begin laying in the early springtime.
__________________
Beware of Mushers...They will suck you into their addiction!

If your dog thinks you're the best, don't seek a second opinion!

http://www.racingrescues.com
http://www.goodbyegoose.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old December 18th, 2009, 11:42 PM
List's Avatar
List List is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 75
How many dogs do you have & sizes?
2 dogs - 80 lbs & 65 lbs
4 cats - 14lbs, 11lbs, 8 lbs and 3 lbs kitten

What do you feed your dog/s?
Home prepared raw diet

How much does it cost?
Average is about $80 per month

How big is the bag?How long does it take to go through the bag?
We go through about 130 ish lbs of meat/bone/organ each month
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old December 31st, 2009, 05:40 PM
geisha geisha is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 265
How many dogs do you have & sizes?
2 dogs 55 lbs & 35 lbs
What do you feed your dog/s?
rotation Go! Natural & Wellness Core Original or Ocean
Go! Salmon & California Natural
both get a tbsp of canned and 1/4 cup water
How much does it cost? $$$ Go! 15kg $72.99
Wellness 7kg 38.99
California Natural 15 or 20 lbs 54.99
How long does it take to go through the bag?
approx. 6 weeks for Go! and 4 weeks for the California Natural or Wellness
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old December 31st, 2009, 06:55 PM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by Candy317 View Post
How many dogs do you have & sizes?
5 dogs , 160 lbs, 100 lbs, 70 lbs, 45 lbs, 7 lbs

What do you feed your dog/s?

Kirkland chicken & rice formula
How much does it cost?

27.99 + taxes
How big is the bag?
40 lbs
How long does it take to go through the bag?
never noticed
interesting thread

Last edited by Frenchy; January 2nd, 2010 at 03:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old December 31st, 2009, 09:19 PM
the gang the gang is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: hudson quebec
Posts: 1,356
d o you like this food??
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 1st, 2010, 12:28 AM
happycats's Avatar
happycats happycats is offline
Senior Contributor
Hexxagon Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 4,665
How many dogs do you have & sizes?

one dog: 55 lbs

What do you feed your dog/s?

Orijen Adult (love it, it's a great food) with a bit of canned mixed in

How much does it cost?

Approx. $78

How big is the bag?

30 lbs I think.

How long does it take to go through the bag?

2.5 months.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is man without beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

~~Chief Seattle (Duwamish tribe)~~
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old January 1st, 2010, 04:39 AM
Jenkinsdjtg Jenkinsdjtg is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 68
How many dogs do you have & sizes? One, 72.lbs

What do you feed your dog/s? Costco Kirkland lamb/chicken and rice and occasionally raw poultry/beef

How much does it cost? around $50, CAD

How big is the bag? 40lb bag

How long does it take to go through the bag? 1 or 2 months? not sure..

Last edited by Jenkinsdjtg; January 1st, 2010 at 04:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old January 1st, 2010, 09:15 AM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by the gang View Post
d o you like this food??
the gang , was this address to me ? If so , yes I think Kirkland prices and quality are pretty good ! It may have grains but absolutely no corn and firsts ingredients are meat. I tried the food analysis and had good results !
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old January 1st, 2010, 01:51 PM
Dee-O-Gee's Avatar
Dee-O-Gee Dee-O-Gee is offline
You can call me DOG!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,559
How many dogs do you have & sizes?
2, between 30 and 45 lbs.
What do you feed your dog/s?
Van Patten's Natural Balance, Ultra Premium
How much does it cost?
76.00
How big is the bag?
33 lbs.
How long does it take to go through the bag?
About 6 weeks.


**They have a Customer loyalty card program whereby you buy 10 bags, get the next one free**
__________________
A dog wags his tail with his heart
Dogs have Masters--Cats have Staff

Rest in Peace Bailey: 12/10/95-1/9/09 (Golden Retriever)
Rest in Peace Kitty: 7/1/2000 - 10/7/2013
Gryphon (sounds like Griffin): 10/14/2004 (English Springer Spaniel)
Bella: 3/09/2005 LHD Cat adopted by/from Child
Mollie: 6/2/2009 (English Setter)
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old January 1st, 2010, 04:03 PM
Chris21711 Chris21711 is offline
-
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Queensville, Ontario
Posts: 8,992
3 Dogs - 75lbs, 70lbs & 18lbs.

Food - Acana Grasslands

$68.99 Cdn.

Size - 13.5 kilos (29.5lbs)

Lasts - 2 1/2 weeks or so.

I also mix in canned food or cook something and add to the kibble.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old January 1st, 2010, 04:45 PM
clm's Avatar
clm clm is offline
Senior Contributor
Typing Test Champion, Curveball Champion, Mahjong Champion, Zookeeper Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Posts: 3,333
2 dogs, 40lbs and 60lbs
home cooked beef/pork patties and chicken thighs mixed with eggs, broth, tiny bit of kirkland kibble. Odd hotdog, sardine or cheese topping for a treat.
Approximately 6.00 per day to feed both dogs

clm
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old January 14th, 2010, 11:41 AM
WinstonsDad's Avatar
WinstonsDad WinstonsDad is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 30 mins north of T.O.
Posts: 14
1 @ 60lbs
Full-time RAW
$2 or less/day
__________________
Male Shar-pei x AB
DOB 01/21/09
21 1/2" at withers
64lbs
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old January 14th, 2010, 12:15 PM
JanM's Avatar
JanM JanM is offline
Young at Heart
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mid Vancouver Island
Posts: 1,847
How many dogs do you have & sizes?
- 2, both about 60 - 62 lbs

What do you feed your dog/s?

NRG Chicken formula and Acana Pacifica

How much does it cost?

- NRG - $114
- Acana - about $55.00

How big is the bag?
NRG is 11 kg
Acana - have just started using it so have only bought small bags

How long does it take to go through the bag?
NRG - 1 month
Acana - don't know yet

I've just started using Acana in the mornings so I can't comment on it but
there's been an amazing improvement in Bobby using the NRG and again on the Acana..
__________________
Bobby - June 15/04 - Aug 30/11
Amber 6.5 yr Golden girl
Shadow 9 yr rumpy black ManxX boy
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old January 14th, 2010, 09:05 PM
brianna079 brianna079 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St-Adolphe-d'Howard
Posts: 243
I'm really glad that someone decided to open this thread. I just read the previous posters, and realised that I might be feeding my dobers too much (I'm going to go check the bag for the feeding guide again)...I seem to be going though a huge amount of kibble...

How many dogs do you have & sizes? 2 dobers, 65lbs & 75lbs
What do you feed your dogs? Orijen
How much does it cost? $75.00
How big is the bag? 30lbs
How long does it take to go through the bag? 2 - 2.5 weeks
__________________
Dober-mom to:
Kurn aka 'Bear' born May 2007
Jasper aka 'Mutt' born January 2008
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old January 14th, 2010, 09:11 PM
hazelrunpack's Avatar
hazelrunpack hazelrunpack is offline
The Pack's Head Servant
Chopper Challenge Champion, Mini KickUps Champion, Bugz Champion, Snakeman Steve Champion, Shape Game Champion, Mumu Champion, Mouse Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Just east of the Hazelnut Patch, Wisconsin
Posts: 49,973
brianna, are your dogs too heavy? If they're maintaining a healthy weight, you probably shouldn't change the amount. Some dogs burn calories faster than others and require more food. Our dogs range from .75 cups twice daily to 1.5 cups twice daily, depending on their age and activity level.
__________________
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."

"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old January 14th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Frenchy's Avatar
Frenchy Frenchy is offline
-
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec
Posts: 30,227
Quote:
Originally Posted by hazelrunpack View Post
brianna, are your dogs too heavy? If they're maintaining a healthy weight, you probably shouldn't change the amount. Some dogs burn calories faster than others and require more food. Our dogs range from .75 cups twice daily to 1.5 cups twice daily, depending on their age and activity level.
ditto , I feed Nelly more than what prescribe for her weight. But a bit less (than prescribe) for Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old January 14th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Dee-O-Gee's Avatar
Dee-O-Gee Dee-O-Gee is offline
You can call me DOG!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,559
Hazels right brianna079. Our older Springer gets less (3/4 cup twice daily) then our puppy (1 full cup and a bit twice daily). Our 33 lb bag last about 6 weeks and while the quantities don't look like much at feeding time, it helps maintain proper weight management.
__________________
A dog wags his tail with his heart
Dogs have Masters--Cats have Staff

Rest in Peace Bailey: 12/10/95-1/9/09 (Golden Retriever)
Rest in Peace Kitty: 7/1/2000 - 10/7/2013
Gryphon (sounds like Griffin): 10/14/2004 (English Springer Spaniel)
Bella: 3/09/2005 LHD Cat adopted by/from Child
Mollie: 6/2/2009 (English Setter)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:41 AM.