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Cost of Feeding Raw and Raw Dog Food Co-Ops

When I started feeding our dogs a raw food diet, I thought our budget would be a couple hundred dollars a month for 3 dogs.  I was wrong.  Today, we’ve managed to get our budget down to $400-$450/month for 4 dogs, because we discovered our local raw food co-op.  At it’s worse, our budget was over $900 (I used my tax return to cover that month).

 

How We Save Money with Halo Pets Holistic Pet Foods

Before we switched to raw feeding, we fed our dogs a kibble diet by Halo Pets.  With coupons from Halo and Petco, we were able to make big cuts in our budget.

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    • I’ve discovered resistance to this too. People focus on the cost and don’t see that in the end, they save. Our dogs eat less, they’re in better health, and as they get older, there are a lot of issues we won’t have to worry about, because we’ve fed them quality food.

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  1. I recently switched my adult dog to premium food (and of course started the puppies out right) and the biggest change I’ve noticed is that she doesn’t attack her food any more! She eats more slowly, she eats less and her bowel movements are fewer and of a more healthy consistency. I didn’t think I was feeding her “crap” before, but I just went with what the vet suggested, having no idea about the difference. In our house now, though, we’re converts!
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    • That’s fantastic, Audra! I love that you’ve got all the dogs on better food. Hope the puppies are getting along.

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  2. You’ve made some good points, for sure. Unfortunately, with my dog no matter how much I feed her, it never seems like enough! People still tell me she looks far too thin. I feed her premium food in the amount at the high end of her weight scale and I still worry it’s not enough. Whatcha gonna do?
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    • I know the feeling-My dog cannot get past 50 pounds, and he’s taller than most labs! I wouldn’t worry about it, most people don’t know what a fit, healthy dog should look like and thinks fat dogs are normal.
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    • Kristine – if your vet says your dog is healthy, then you’re good. I see so many overweight dogs out there and our youngest will probably stay at 45 pounds even though he’s taller than Sydney who weighs 70 pounds.

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  3. So true! I have found it to be so anyway. Also, my mother-in-law has a diabetic cat (that now costs a fortune in medications) and I am convinced that is the result of her 9 years diet of garbage grocery-store food. (the cat’s that is, not my mother-in-law’s)
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    • I’ve been wondering the same thing. I read recently about the increasing number of cases of illnesses in pets and they’re being tied to diet. I can’t afford a chronically sick pet so I would rather spend money on quality food today.

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