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My friends laugh that my dogs get fruit and veggies as treats, but it’s the only way to make sure that my allergy-ridden Pug doesn’t get something he shouldn’t have from Miss Doxie.
Now, I know I’m lucky because my dogs will happily eat anything. They like potato peals, the white parts of lettuce, and even spinach leaves. Their favorite “treat” seems to be a three-way tie between frozen grean beans, watermelon, and bananas.
Altogether, I probably spend around $2-$3 a month on extra fruits and veggies.
How much are you spending on treats for your animal friends?
I was running the numbers recently on our total expenses so far this year on our dogs. We spend a lot on food!
Miss Doxie is pretty cheap. Her 30-35 pound bags of food last about 3 months and cost $40. I usually lean towards Nutro Max for Seniors but Petsmart stopped carrying the 30 pound bags consistently. I had to expand to a couple of different options including Blue Buffalo.
Mr. Pug is much more expensive. His 16 pound bags of vegetarian dog food from the vet cost $45 each and last 1.5-2 months max. I can’t find a brand at Petsmart that avoids meat, dairy, soy, wheat, and corn. Sheesh. I could make his food but don’t see myself cooking up batches of sweet potato dog food every Sunday…
We are easily spending $400 a year on dog food and an additional $30 on treats like frozen green beans and bananas.
How much are you spending every year on pet food? Is $430 pretty bad?