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View Poll Results: Raw Food Cost per Month to Feed your Hav?
$30.00 or less 0 0%
$30.00 - $40.00 2 33.33%
$40.00 - $60.00 1 16.67%
More than $60.00 month 3 50.00%
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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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What is the average monthly bill to feed a raw diet?



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Commerical or home made raw? You will pay substantially more for commercial raw than you will home made raw.
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I feed Primal, commercial raw, frozen and freeze dried. I agree that home made would probably be substantially cheaper. If I ever decide to get a second dog I might consider making my own.

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After we bought a dog food that was being recalled, mom started making home made food for our dogs.

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
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Commerical or home made raw? You will pay substantially more for commercial raw than you will home made raw.
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I just did some research on Honest Kitchen because I got a sample and my boys loved it. Bella won't eat it but I think I am going to order it for my boys. I used to feed Primal but got upset when they raised the price of a bag by 30 % and also added water to the formula!! I have been searching ever since for a good food to feed. I figure it out by calories and my boys eat 300 calorie in food per day. That would be 1.5 dry cups of the ZEAL formula per day. A ten lb box is about 105.00 and has 40 cups dry food. So I figured it will cost about 1500.00 per year to feed both boys. I am going to buy a box and try it.





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I just did some research on Honest Kitchen because I got a sample and my boys loved it. Bella won't eat it but I think I am going to order it for my boys. I used to feed Primal but got upset when they raised the price of a bag by 30 % and also added water to the formula!! I have been searching ever since for a good food to feed. I figure it out by calories and my boys eat 300 calorie in food per day. That would be 1.5 dry cups of the ZEAL formula per day. A ten lb box is about 105.00 and has 40 cups dry food. So I figured it will cost about 1500.00 per year to feed both boys. I am going to buy a box and try it.
I got a sample of HK Zeal, too, Linda, and Tyler couldn't get enough of it so I invested in the smaller 4lb box which was about $45. I mix up 1/4 c which lasts him for about 4 meals as I use it as a topper to his kibble. I have to mix it up the night before because he can't wait the five minutes it takes to hydrate in the am. He literally dances and jumps while I'm putting it in his dish. in his 16+ years! I've never seen him so excited about his food. It's great, so whatever to costs to keep him eating and happy.


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Thanks for the tip, Linda and Mary. I just ordered a trial size on the Zeal for Tucker.

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After a lot of research this am, I discovered there is a difference between Honest Kitchen and raw. I called a 2 stores to see if they like primal or HK better. After thinking long and hard about it, I decided to go back to Primal. I just bought 3- 12 lb bags and they were 95.00 with my coupon. Cutters Mill has monthly coupons. My calculation show that 3 bags will be the right amount for my 2 boys per month. Seems both HK and Primal are about the same cost to feed. HK might be slightly higher when figuring it out by calories per day. I will try this for a few months to see if Fred's skin allergies clear up!





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Another option could be using HK Preference and fresh raw meat. The combination makes it nutritionally complete.

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