I had to change dog food - $42 a bag is over the top

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by DuckyBoys, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    So I've been a loyal Nutro buyer for over 10 years. I've always found a way to feed them this brand because I really do believe in the brand.

    But I'm sorry - I don't have $42 a week to spend on dog food. I have 3 large breed dogs and my choices are to switch to something "cheaper" ($28 a bag - which is what Nutro USED to be) - or only feed them once a day.

    I got the cheaper food. [​IMG]

    Anyone else have to switch?
  2. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    I have always believed in feeding the best you can afford and what works best with your dog.

    I would switch too! That is just outrageous

    Freddie does really well with Pedigree, so that is what he gets. I tried others and he didnt like it or would make him sick. Pooh & Shelby love Purina One for seniors.
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Changed from Purina One to Pedigree for our 5 dogs. As an added plus, Pedigree gives a lot of stuff to shelters!
  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I'd switch also. I used to show dogs and my show dog got expensive food per the contract but all my others have been on cheaper but still good food. I never saw much of a difference with the expensive versus less expensive food anyways.
  5. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Well, I'll have to be honest - I'm probably going to switch to Purina or Pedigree too.

    My daughter yelled at me for buying Iams - she's a "preferred member" of PETA ( [​IMG] ) and they hate Iams for some reason.
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I have tried feeding my dogs all brands of food. One will eat anything, and my two chihuahuas will only eat Wal-mart food. It's the kind that looks like Kibbles and Bits. I have even tried Kibbles and Bits to no avail. I feed them what they want and if they want the cheaper food than that's what they get. [​IMG]
  7. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    I use Diamond brand from the feedstore for our 3 big dogs. It's almost 50% less than Nutro and still good quality. Very happy with it. We used Nutro for years buy at over 100 pounds of food a month we had to switch.
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I would shop around for Nutro, that seems really high. I feed Canidae and it is $45 for a forty pound bag. I do not know what kind of dogs you have but I have 5 (3 Greyhounds and 2 Italian Greyhounds) and a 40lb bag lasts about 2 1/2 weeks. the big dogs get 3 cups in the morning and the little dogs get 1 cup each in the morning. I only feed once a day and I will never feed twice. We get a few treats in the evening and a raw egg most days to snack on. It is just easier to feed once a day and works very well for us. Since Canidae is better quality than Nutro we eat less on it and maintain the same weight. My 2 boy greyhounds used to eat 5 cups a day of Nutro but only eat 3 cups on Canidae and have maintained the same weight and thier coats look much nicer. You should check out the Whole food dog Journal, they put out a best and worst food list and Nutro is on the worst. They say that it is OK but thier are far better options out there. I was a big Nurto fan and I still think it is a good food but I have to say I love the way my dogs look on Canidae and will stick with this for a while but I have been considering switching to Innova which is what my mother feeds and her dogs look great and they hardly ever poop and when they do it just disintegrates into the ground in a day or 2, that is primarily my draw to Innova (less poop makes me happy!). So anyway I have rambled long enough but you might want to check out some better quality foods you might do alright with the price if you can feed less.

    Good Luck!

    edited to add: I just called my feed store and Nutro L&R is $34.00 a 50lb bag. That is here in Memphis. Wow I just can't get over $42 per bag I remember paying like $71 (Including tax) for 100lbs of Nutro when we were on that and I think it lasted about a month.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008
  9. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I feed my Pom Iams for toy breeds. It has very small pieces that she can eat easier.
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Well it's not dog food, but we just discovered our cat has a protein allergy. Her food (which our other cat also eats) is $30 for an 8lb bag!! I was so hoping that after feeding it to her they would discover that wasn't the problem, but no such luck!

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