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Cost Of Dog Food Per Week :)

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by emilylp, Aug 3, 2009.


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how much do YOU spend on your dog?

  1. less than £5.00

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. £5.00-£7.00

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. £7.00- £9.00

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  4. £9.00-£12.00

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. £12.00+

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  1. emilylp

    emilylp PetForums VIP

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    how much do you spend on your dogs food?

    please state in post weather dog is adult or puppy and which dog it is (small medium large)

    and also if its biscuits or tinned dog meat :)
     
  2. Nonnie

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    Hmmm...i estimate about £1-£2 a day to feed my boys.

    Both SBT types, fed on a mix of JWB and ND.
     
  3. thedogsmother

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    About £10 a week, Henrick is on a Junior complete dried food and is a large breed (GSD)
     
  4. emilylp

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    lol sorry wat does JWB & ND lol :)
     
  5. Nonnie

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    Jameswellbeloved and Naturediet :)
     
  6. emilylp

    emilylp PetForums VIP

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    what do you reccomend i feed a puppy? a mixture of dog meat and biscuits?
     
  7. Nonnie

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    Firstly, you ill need to feed whatever the breeder does for a good few weeks.

    After that its up to you. There are certain foods to avoid, like Bakers and Pedigree. Its always best to feed a good quality food.
     
  8. emilylp

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    why avoid bakers and pedigree , thanks :)

    how much should be put in each feed? will it be like 1 tin per day? split up into 4 feedings( when aged 2-3months old)?

    thankyou
     
  9. Nonnie

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    Bakers and Pedigree (and a lot of other feeds) are full of harmful chemicals and colourings. They are usually cereal based, which acts as a filler, and which dogs cant digest.

    When choosing your food, make sure that meat is the first ingredient.
     
  10. Patterdale_lover

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    £12.00 plus as we have so many dogs and so many different foods.
    The leading brands are hills science plan (which we use) and James wellbeloved, as far as my knowledge goes.
    As Nonnie said, pedigree and backers are definitley something to avoid.
    Do not feed your dog soley on wet food, such things like hills and JWB hold everything within the biscuits, all though if you so wish you could add some good quality wet meat.
    For a pup they should either be on 3 or 4 meals a day, the breeder should tell you how much to put in, for a pup on its own probably about 1 handful, i mean one hand not two hands cupped toegther, or a handful and a half. Each meal time that is :)
     
  11. emilylp

    emilylp PetForums VIP

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    so am i best to buy a feew canned foods? and then also a bigggg bag of a complete mix (biscuits) and mx them?
     
  12. emilylp

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    Oh and how long would a 3kg bag of Iams Puppy & Junior Large Chicken Dog Food last, its a big bag of biscuits, < is this any good , and how long would one bag last (£6.00)
     
  13. Jazzy

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    I voted £9 - £12 a week as our two are on Naturediet and its around 79p a packet and they go through around 3/4 packet each a day.
     
  14. sequeena

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    I can't give you an exact amount but it's probably £12+ with my two
     
  15. hobo99

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    I feed 2dogs 1 staffyx and 1 parsons jrt, on raw minced tripe and Skinners Duck and Rice , they cost me less than £5 per week.
     
  16. Patterdale_lover

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    Iams isnt a good brand either, so you may want to rethink :/
     
  17. emilylp

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    lol is there any good brands from local supermarkets, ive heard iams was good ahha
     
  18. Patterdale_lover

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    Well to be honest i wouoldnt get food that is sold in supermarkets, go to your local pet store. They should have food like JWB, hills, arden grange etc. They are pricey but your dog will be happy and healthy.
     
  19. mr.stitches

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    Pippin is 2 in December, weighs 4kg.

    She eats a pouch of JWB each day with a handful of biscuits. The pouches are around 79p each, and the dry food is Arden Grange. Currently Pip is munching through some free trial samples of dry food. I think a 2kg bag is around £7 and it takes Pip about a month at least to get through a 2kg of JWB dry.
     
  20. emilylp

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    hmmm , you can get it from supermarkets tho it wont kill them or anything? there are good brands there well most people think bakers complete pedigree iams are all good , < i think thats what most people use from supermarkets.
     
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