I haven’t put on my totals a lot about pet food lately…there are a few reasons for that.
I have posted about this before – you can get things FREE. People are always putting on there things that they have left over after they have lost a pet or they bought a huge bag of something and their pet didn’t like it. I have gotten 20# bags of dog food (less 1/2 # or so) and 7-9# bags of cat food that way, even boxes of canned cat food!
2) Homemade pet food.
Yes, we tried it and made a batch. It takes work, but it do-able.
3) Table scraps.
Do you have a hard time getting fido to come back in when you put him out to go potty? Let him sniff 1/2 a beef hot dog before he goes out and say “treat”. When he is done, he will RUN back to the house..just don’t overdo it or you will need the canine version of weight watchers, LOL!
That is a few ways to avoid buying that 20# bag of Purina Dog Chow for $15 or box of 24 cans of cat food for $14…each month! ($350+ a year)
Granted you will have to break down and get it eventually, pets are expensive to maintain but worth every penny in the love they give you back and what they teach your children.