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post #21 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 08:32 PM
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I feed my two boys Wellness Supermix Lamb/Barley/Salmon. This is the only food that Hunter can eat without getting hot spots. They each get 2 1/2 cups per day along with 1/2 cup bran cereal mixed in. There have been no anal glad issues since I started adding bran on a daily basis. They also get their dessert biscuits after we have finished with dinner. As soon as we start to clear the table, they both start drooling big time. I also have rubber chew toys which can be stuffed with kibble when they need to be entertained. I have no issues adding a few extra calories since they are both extremely active and gets lots of exercise. I "subscribe" to for automatic delivery on the Wellness which is delivered free at a reduced rate for the subscription. Right now it's $48 and change per 30 lb. bag delivered. You can choose how often you want a delivery and are emailed the option to skip a delivery before it ships if you don't need a refill yet. Both Hunter and Mako LOVE the UPS driver!
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We feed Chance Wellness Core (grain-free) kibble and Core canned for his pills and supplements.

We don't feed him the recommended amount (on bag) anymore. Cut him down to 2 cups per day (one cup a.m./one cup p.m.) about 2 years ago when he was 5 to keep his weight down. He gets about 1/5 of a can per day to bury his supplements and pills in.

His treats are Wellness grain-free bars, and assorted grain-free biscuits. Plus boiled chicken.

I don't do very well budgeting for Chance but I would guess it's at least $55 a month. The supplements would be at least that as well. His medications run only about $30 a month.

I think of a high quality diet as an insurance policy against bigger medical problems .

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We're on a prescription food so it's expensive, and we use measuring cups to give exact amounts. Our pup has a diagnosed digestive enzyme deficiency and has trouble keeping weight on so he gets 3 cups per day plus treats.
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My 10 month old golden eats around 3 to 4 cups of blue buffalo large breed puppy food a day. A 30 pound bag will last about 5 or 6 weeks. It cost 55$ for a 30 lb bag. On the days tht she is able to sneak some food from the table or trash can she will eat less dog food. Sometimes only one or two cups a day.
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Penny and Maggie have been on Dr. Tim's Kinesis. I order from and get 30 lbs for 41.99 delivered ( no tax ). At times has the 44 lb bags for a good price too. They each get 3/4 cup twice a day, where with most other foods they were eating 1 cup am and pm. I've been most pleased with this food.

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Roughly 75$/per month.
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$60 every 5 weeks for a 30 lb bag of Fromm Salmon a la veg. He eats 1 1/2 cups twice a day. So. 3 cups a day. I think it's reasonable and he DROOLS every time I take out his bowl. It must be good! Sometimes I slip him a little extra don't tell.

Let's be honest, I'd be spending $60 a day if Sir Dexter had his way.

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I haven't added it all up..I probably should crunch the numbers though.m

Tucker, and now Bella both eat Pro Plan Sensitive skin and stomach. I found a small pet chain that sells it at a discount. Right now the 33 lb bags are $30. Tucker gets 3 cups one day and 2.75 the next. Bella is getting 2.5 a day. Both are young and very active and get a lot of exercise. Bella just came to us two weeks ago and she's a bit underweight. I measure their food out every morning for the day, and that's all they get. I keep a close eye on their waistlines and will cut back if needed. When Tucker was a puppy, he got as much as 4.5 cups a day.

Tess is on a prescription food for urinary problems. I can only get it at certain stores. The manufacturer recently came out with a "moderate calorie" version and she is on that, but it's only available in huge bags. She only eats 3/4 cup a day, so the bag lasts a very long time. Can't remember the price because I buy it so infrequently.

All the dogs also get fish or salmon oil and glucosamine/condroitin.

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1 30lb bag every 4-6 weeks per dog based on their size and activity. Natural Choice is $50. $10/week per dog x 4 dogs $40 a week. So I guess that means $160 a month. ( that I have done the math.) They are totally worth it. 2 of mine get Greenies Joint Care daily supplements and they run about $1/dose. Then they all get Greenies Dental Chews for about $30/month. Let's just call it a cool $200.

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I buy two 30# bags of Wellness Complete Whitefish & Sweet Potato about every five weeks....$55 per bag...and I have three dogs....two goldens and a rottie. They each get about 2 1/2 cups a day.

They are all seniors in double digits. My rott is very allergic and hypothyroid and this is the only food I've found that agrees with him....the goldens are doing well on it too so I'll stick with it.

Extra special treats are Newman's Own Peanut Butter treats....excitement abounds when that bag comes out! I stock up when they are on sale....$2 to $2.50 a bag.
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