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Food and $ much do you spend per month to feed your dog? Do you feed them the recommended about on the bag? We feed our dog Wellness and it costs about $55 per month. Yikes!
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I can't feed my dogs anywhere near the amount the bag recommends--none of the 3. Between the 3 I feed about 4 cups a day. (2 to the 80 lb golden, 1.5 to the 51 lb lab x and 1/2 at most to the jrt x). A large bag lasts us approximately 4-5 weeks for the 3 dogs).

I should add, approximately $45 for the 3.

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I feed what the dog needs to be in good health and good weight. For my adult dogs, Sparkles and Boots, get 2 cups each per day total One in the morning and one cup in the afternoon. Tink right now is in a growth spurt and getting 2 1/2 cups plus some treats carrots etc per day. I don't use the bags for what to feed for most dogs .

Sparkles food is 68.00 per 30 pd bag of food Boots food is 37.00 a bag and Tink food is 54.00 per bag. I think one bag last just shy of a month honestly I don't pay that close of attention, when its low I buy more lol. So about 155.00 roughly a month for three dogs.

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We feed Max Acana Wild Prairie. It costs about $60 for a 29 pound bag, which we buy at a local pet shop. Max eats 1.5 cups twice a day, or 3 cups per day. A bag lasts about a month, so about $60 per month.

After 10 bags, we are supposed to get a free bag from the pet store, and after 12 bags, another free bag from Acana.

We also give Max one Blue Buffalo Salmon biscuit per day. Those are about $6 a bag.
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I also feed Wellness, and a bag will last for almost 2 months with my one dog. I feed about 7/8 cup twice daily if doing a lot of training with treats, or the full cup if not a lot of treats are given. Cookie is about 50 pounds and pretty active, but all dogs are different.

Which Wellness are you using?
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30 dollars per month, Fromm 4 star kibble. If I ever fed my adult dog the bag recommendations (any food) they would be bloated pigs that never left the couch. Something way wrong with the feeding amounts as stated on bags IMO. Can't speak to the amount pups are fed, never had one.

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I spend a lot of at least $50-75/ month on food for the 3 yorkies and Buddy the Golden. All of them get less than the bag recommended amount. I feed the FROMM Chicken a la Veg. $50/ 30 pounds- Last about 6 weeks. Each yorkie get 1/4 cup and Buddy get 2 cups. They also eat THK Force or Preference as a topper 1tablespoon for the 3 yorkies and 2-3 tablespoons off Buddy- Each box last a few months. I home made all their treats- Mostly dehydrated chicken which they love.

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I feed my three Acana Ranchlands @ $68.00 + 5% GST for 28.6 lb bag which lasts about 2 weeks. My big boy gets 2 cups a day the other 2 get 1 1/2 cups a day - not what is recommended on the bag! When I turn in 13 bar codes I get a free bag.
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I buy the 15 lb bag every 50 days or so - so about $30 every 50 days.

If I fed Jacks the recommended servings for his size, he would be a complete blimp.

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I feed Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy. Right now, Bear gets a 3/4 cup three times a day which is on the low side of what the bag suggests. We've been feeding him for two weeks now, and haven't made a real dent on the 30 lb bag we bought.

We feed our two cats the same, and we're only 1/3 through a large bag of cat food after two months! In the end, with the way these are lasting, the cost is far more efficent than when we fed the cats cheapo food.

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