Monthly costs

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by StephyMei1112, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    17,300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    AL
    Main thing is $120 food bill each month for 60lbs of food. Beyond that, we have the various heartguard/flea medication that doesn't happen each month, but is purchased.

    For the summer months of April/June/August, we've been active in Dock Diving, so...

    $60 bucks a pool rental x2 = $120.
    April competition = $100.
    June competition = $100.
    August competition = $150.

    And then add in a herding lesson generally once a month in the fall/winter/spring at $60...


    So generally about $100ish dollars a month, then the food bill.
     
  2. Lyzelle

    Lyzelle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    2,826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    I spend $50 every other month for food. 30lb bag of Acana lasts about 2 and a half months.

    Treats/chews...maybe $30 once a month.

    That's it.
     
  3. Toller_08

    Toller_08 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2006
    Messages:
    8,359
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Right now without training classes my dogs are pretty inexpensive.

    Keira costs my mom $70 per month. She just needs one bag of food. It lasts her about 4 or 5 weeks.

    Ripley and Dance combined cost me roughly $150 per month, maybe a bit more. That's just for food. Was cheaper when Dance just ate kibble, but not by much.

    Oh, and I probably spend an extra $20 for raw bones and chews collectively for everyone monthly. But I get an awesome deal at work, otherwise it would be more. Or they'd just get less yummy chews.

    They don't really get new toys aside from new chuck-it balls or soft frisbees when they die or get lost, and that happens once every few months or so. We don't do flea/tick/worm treatments monthly here. And, nobody is in training classes right now.

    ETA: This month is a very expensive dog month though. I bought Dance new treats and toys while away on vacation and all three of them also have a blood panel and checkup appointment on Saturday. That's easily $600 gone! Thankfully that's not a regular occurence though.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  4. monkeys23

    monkeys23 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 currently, counting the foster dog
    Location:
    PNW
    Yeah lets just say last month was ugly given all the unexpected vet bills for cat wormer and putting Scout on behavioral meds plus getting a bunch of elk offal and tripe in bulk... its a rough life for animals here!
     
  5. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    17,300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    AL
    That is utterly disgusting. That last 2 weeks here. Major jealous. :p
     
  6. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    8,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 Pit bulls and 2 Malinois, We like to stay busy.
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Home Page:
    Nope. No way.
     
  7. PlottMom

    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,835
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    4 dogs
    Location:
    SoCal
    THIS. hahaha
     
  8. speedydogs

    speedydogs Allons-y!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 dogs, 1 cat
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    Home Page:
    Yes. I don't even want to think about it.
     
  9. elegy

    elegy overdogged

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    Oh, man. I don't even want to think about.

    Luce's meds alone cost me like $120/month and that's with my discount. And I'm currently paying $80 every 1-2 weeks for Steve's rehab.

    And that as much math as I'm willing to consider.
     
  10. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    30,963
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    a lot
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Home Page:
    Too much. Drop in classes, agility for two dogs. food, vet stuff. Toys. Treats. Chews. Clickers because I always lose mine,

    Heck I spent $150 this month on just agility equipment. And I bought them a pool too.
     
  11. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,806
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Maybe $50 a month?
     
  12. Greenmagick

    Greenmagick New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3,199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    9 not counting ducks, chickens, and fish
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Yeah, put me in the "not going to even think about it" group. I go through about 8 lbs of food a day right now I think......:/

    Quke is going to need his neuter soon...still debating gastropexy...sigh

    Training we are currently on a hiatus...did the AKC Star program and took a CLASS prep course but then the teens hit so we are working through those now.

    Marely, poor poor Marley is not doing well right now...some decisions are going to have to be made soon and I am not wanting to think about it:(

    Not going to look at the past at all...Ivy;s spay and pexy, her etrip for eating the rimadyl, classes (basics, CGC, Rally, agility, etc)....yikes!
     
  13. houlahoops

    houlahoops New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Dakota
    Ugh we spend a ton on food...Liberty's on a special diet after a bladder stone scare and Mammoth is a typical shepherd who does a great exploding chocolate factory impression whenever he eats anything but the finest kibble ;)
     

Share This Page