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In The Current Financial Climate

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by claire, Aug 19, 2009.


  1. claire

    claire Guest

    I thought it would be usefull to do a bargin busting thread!
    What food is cheap but also good for your dog? where are the best offers???

    What about cheap bedding? leads and collors???
     
  2. DevilDogz

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    we use landy woods to get our food as we feed raw..Imo its cheap and good for the dogs and they deliver..

    Hey claire quick editing..when i replied you didnt say about bedding leads and collars! :p
    But e-bay is great for leads, collars and bedding!
     
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  3. LostGirl

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    Im just about to start feeding "that'll do" by CSJ and it seem lovely it cost me £28 to get two 15kg bags £10.95 a bag and £7 to post, its quite large pieces it smells really nice and has chicken as the first ingredient and alot of cheaper foods have cereals and meat as a min of 4% which this doesnt

    Leads we got a love rope one from tesco for £1 bargin!

    edit: the site i got thier food from is http://www.csjk9.com/productcart/pc/showbestsellers.asp
     
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  4. staceydawlz

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    wat are the sites that your ordering from??
     
  5. i did a thread on this not so long ago

    The general consensus was

    Raw - usually cheapest ever

    wets - forthglade or naturediet if buying in bulk wholesale

    dry: skinners, happydog, and csj - all reasonable quality working dog foods which means VAT free too!

    I'm sure there were more but i cant remember now.



    Other money saving tips:
    *old duvets make good dog beds,
    *insurance is good economy not false economy,
    *dog bowls - the old fashioned cheap as chips stainless steel ones work just the same as a posh personalised ceramic handthrown by virgins in spain one does,
    *nappy sacks are good poo bags
    *homemade dog treats are cheaper and better than shop bought
    *your dog doesnt need a fancy designer collar and lead - one simple set is enough!
     
  6. staceydawlz

    staceydawlz PetForums VIP

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    daynna i clicked on that site and its just a blank page! x
     
  7. dobermummy

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    Til the 24th Aug Asda have a pet thing on with loads of cheap things like toys, leads, beds treats.
     
  8. LostGirl

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    i missed out the k :eek:

    I'd love to raw got no freezer big enough to keep it in hopefully after xmas i will tho :D
     
  9. MerlinsMum

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    same here - been feeding CSJ for a couple of years now, and people can't believe I can feed my 25kg dog for under £3 per week. I am now trying raw as well, will be a combination diet to start with as I don't yet have a big enough freezer. As it is costing me twice as much per week to feed one cat on dry + Forthglade wet as it is my large doglet, I shall be going into raw for pusslet too.

    Tip: Pound Shops/cheap shops sell stainless steel bowls for as little as £1.99.
    If you like knitting, buy wool from charity shops (or unravel cheap wool cardies) & knit your own dog/cat blankies - knit a few extra to donate to rescues too.
     
  10. yep and cot quilts are great beds too - always on freecycle!
     
  11. claire

    claire Guest

    There are often Dog Beds and quilts on Freecycle , good idea
     
  12. james1

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    im feeding Orijen and it works out to just less than £3pw. Its more expensive and you get less of it, but the ingredients suprass anything on the market - its simply that you use less of it because the nutrition is so high. And its good for the dog taboot :D
     
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