Where do you tend to buy your dog/cat food?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Spookwriter, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    In reference to Kinder Korner's thread about a feed store.

    I am the buyer of the chicken feed. Also the wild bird feed, deer blocks,
    corn for the squirrel. And I do this at a local private owned feed store. Also
    buy hay there. Matter of fact I just had this man reroof my parents home.

    But my wife buys the food for the cats and dogs. This she tends to do at the
    local grocery store, or Wal-marts or the dollar store. Where ever she buys it.

    But in reference to Kinder Korner...How much dog/cat food and supply do you buy
    at the feed store?
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I buy dog food at TSC. I get the Taste of the Wild stuff. I tried putting the cats on TOTW, but they will have nothing to do with it. They eat Purina One from the grocery store. As I consider Walmart to be the seventh level of hell, I don't buy much of anything there.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I buy my dogfood at the local feedstore. $18 for a #50 bag & I go through 6 bags a month. That's the cheap feed bill. The birds & horses keep the feedstore in business! [​IMG]
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Cat food from the local grocery store because it is cheaper.

    Layena, scratch, wild bird seed, peanuts, BOSS and suet blocks by the case from the feedstore cause it is cheaper.

    I buy the individual suet blocks from the pharmacy, individually they are cheaper there unless the feedstore is having a sale.

  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Quote:Our Lab and 2 Great Pyr's love the Taste of the Wild, but it is costly. We mix it with either Diamond or a high protein feed offered by a local feed store.
  6. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    (I also dislike wal mart. Very seldom will I go. But my wife...my silly wife,
    she goes every few months when she thinks I'm not looking.

    But like it or not, Wal Mart is very much a factor in todays shopping.

    I favor the mom and pop shops.)
  7. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    i buy my cats,dogs,chickens, wild birds, feral cats feed, pine shavings. dog treats at TSC once a month. Hay from a local farmer.
    ps cat litter too tsc
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I too use Taste of tjhe Wild for my dog, and my cats also willl not touch it; even tried a new fish flavour, and only the outside only cat will eat it. I'm currently feeding them the Holistic Select anchovy, sardine & salmon formula (I avoid poultry based cat & dog foods; actually the dog is fairly allergic, so I stick to a fish & potato formula). I do occasionally switch brands, mostly for the cats who tend to be picky, and what was fantastic last week is not the cat's meow this week. But I almost always purchase at a small, locally owned pet food store. It's nice to walk in and have them know me (the owner grew up in the neighborhood I live in, and I know her parents fairly well), my animals and what they like and do not like. Cost is comparable with PetSmart.

    Premium foods cost more per lb, but usually significantly of the food is actually absorbed into the animal, and less is filler that passes through and out into the yard as noxious waste. And last tme I looked at grocery store cat food prices, they were almost as high as the premium foods, except that they were traditional grocery brands (and lack of quality).
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2010
  9. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    I buy dog food and cat food at Walmart, about $50 ish, conservatively, per month.

    We feed wild birds and squirrels. We purchase that feed, scratch grain and lay pellets and big hound treats and bones at TSC. Around $100 per month.

    Horse feed, at the feed store, $72 per month

    Fertilized coastal hay, $6.00 a bale Varies per month


    What little is left we purchase beans and rice. [​IMG]
  10. BlackWatchLady

    BlackWatchLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    Costco for cat food, cat litter, and dog food...

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