Economical Dog Foods

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  1. Smartdogs

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    Hey all you dog lovers.
    Any suggestions on affordable food for Dogs
    in this difficult economic times.
     
  2. darkchild16

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    Diamond NAturals. Just spent 30 dollars on a 44 pounds bag at Tractor Supply COmpany
     
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    Economical is more than a question of money spent on the food itself. It has to include the amount that needs to be fed and the efficacy of the food at maintaining a dog's health . . . and reducing vet expenses.
     
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    TOTW high priarie with raw chicken. I get nice pieces of chicken for about .50 a pound so I feed chicken with a little bit of kibble every day. My dogs are doing great! I should add that their kibble is a 50/50 mix of TOTW with EVO RM, but you can feed straight TOTW to cut down on costs.
     
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    Kirkland signature (Costco). 22$ for a 40 pound bag. :). Lasts my 11 small dogs a month.
     
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    thats only if you have a costco membership tho. which sucks :(
     
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    Well, if you start buying more things there. Its 50 dollars a year, that isn't bad at all! We buy paper towels there, dog/cat food, cat litter, canned dog food for Lucy (Which lasts her forever lol), our swiffer supplies, certain food items. Some things are cheaper at Costco, while other things are a waste of money.
     
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    i would waste to much money there :p
     
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    Is Costco like Sam's Club, where you can buy stuff as a non-member and just pay a slightly higher price? We don't have a Costco here so I have no idea. I think stuff at Sam's, even if you have to pay a small percentage more than the member price, can still be a good deal, so I wonder if Costco is the same..?
     
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    No, you can't even enter the store without a member card.
     
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    Costco is awesome when you have kids. I buy a box of wipes there for $20 and it lasts me two or three months. And I use them for wiping surfaces, bums, etc. Their diapers are super cheap too. Although here on the island they have upped some of their prices recently :( Ferry costs, gas costs, economy... It's still a much better deal.
     
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    i looked at the diapers and liked them but right now with how far they are and how well the dogs are doing on Diamond for only like 10 bucks more its worth it.
     
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    Hey whatever works, right? :D I don't always buy diapers there. Sometimes I just buy the cheapies at Wal-Mart. They are $10 a bag and last a couple weeks now that she is older. Sometimes longer.
     
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    i get her whatevers on sale LOL.

    I bought some generics the other day that were good, ffrom kmart
     
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    A great way around the Costco membership requirement is to go in and buy a gift card (you don't need to be a member for that), then the gift card gives you access to the store even if you aren't a member. Back before Tristan decided to be anorexic, I used to buy the big 2.5 gallon jugs of corn oil there for him using that technique.
     
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    never knew that BB thanks!
     
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    I never knew that either lol! My friend doesn't have a membership there, and she feeds her dogs Kirkland too. She just tags along with me when I go, and gives me the money for it. But when mine expires, we are going to go half and half on it (its 50$ for TWO membership cards) and pay 25$ each and we will each have our own card. A LOT of people go half and half with a friend for the membership. My mom did that with a friend from work before.
     
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    do you have to both be in the same area?
     
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    Kirkland. All the kirkland products are great at Costco.
    If you do not have a membership, you can try the Diamond Naturals.
    Good luck.
     
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    When I fed Kirkland I always tagged along with a Costco member so I didn't have to put out $50 a year for my own card. I know at least 3 different people who I can go with or hand money to to get something from Costco.
     

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