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Hank eats Innova LBA, a 30 lbs. bag is around $64. I try to buy on sale & use coupons when available from PetCo. It lasts about 5 weeks. If I do the math... $64. divided by 37 days = $1.73 a day for his food. Not too much to pay for my guy when I easily spend $4. at Starbucks.

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I have two dogs. Tayla eats Grandma Lucy's Dehydrated in the morning and Earthborn kibble at night. Jesse eats Earthborn both meals. Grandma Lucy's is about $60 for a bag that makes 55 lbs. of food and Earthborn is about $50 for their large bag. I can go two months on 1 bag of each. So about $50 a month.

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If you're feeding a quality kibble, the cost will probably be between $1.25-$2 per day if you're trying to figure out how much to budget for dog food.

Right now we're feeding Earthborn and it's about $50 for 28 lbs. I have a ton of $3 coupons from sample bags so that helps!! The bag lasts 5-6 weeks, I think. So the cost is probably about $35/mo for one dog.

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Whatever food you consider feeding your dog, at the end of the day it's going to be more cost efficient to feed as high a quality food as you can afford. First of all, with a better quality food you will likely feed much less than a regular grocery or lower end brand. (And BTW, I think most feeding guidelines on most bags are on the high side, but I guess we need to bear in mind these are only 'guidelines' and not hard and fast rules). Secondly, feeding the best quality food you can afford is going to net you a healthier dog and fewer vet bills.
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4 dogs and I go through a $60 bag a WEEK
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I spend $.25 per cup for a 30/20 food. Ranges from $.50 - $1.00 per day per dog. The $1.00 is for a larger breed dog that trains frequently and is intact. He is 90lbs give or take.

I buy food on 50 bag skids in 44# sizes so it is a bit cheaper.
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When I fed Pro Plan a 20lb bag at $30 lasted me 1 month at 2 cups a day. When I fed Acana a 28lb bag at $76 lasted me 40 days at 2 cups a day. I am still trying to figure out the new food. So far I have been feeding 2-3 cups of the new food a day (he is lowered a bit since his gut needs to adjust to 2 cups first ill increase to 3 cups eventually). The 15lb bag I bought for $30 I bought 12 days ago and its only half empty. I figure a 15lb bag at 3 cups a day will last me about 15 days and a 30lb bag at $67 will last me 30 days give or take a day.

Rubys food costs me about $30 a bag and shes only eating 1/4 cup twice daily (the bag suggested 1 cup a day ) and each bag will last me about a month or so.

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We've been spending about 32 cents per cup, but there is a price increase coming so that will jump to almost 40 cents with our next food order. It's still less than a dollar per dog per day.

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