Crystal Thanks for visiting! My name is Crystal and I proudly live in the heat, humidity, and hurricanes of Houston, TX with my husband and our foster dogs. Hope to see you in the comments soon!

What Do You Spend on Treats?

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?

How Much Do You Spend on Pet Food?

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?