WackyJacki wrote:DirtyKurty wrote:i was doing all kinds of reading and alot are saying that feeding raw is cheaper than dry food, is this true? and where would a find good deals on raw food ?
It can be cheaper, or it can be way more expensive. There are a few factors here:
1) If you're feeding something like Pedigree or O'l Roy, well, it's probably going to be pricier to feed raw
2) You can feed raw way cheaper then "super premium" foods (and premade raw is ridiculously expensive)
3) How much time and effort are you willing to spend looking for good deals and suppliers
4) How much freezer space you have. Buying in bulk can save huge amounts of money.
I'm relatively new to raw, but most stuff I have been able to find for $1-2/lb. Some stuff even cheaper (I won't pay more then $2.25/lb MAX, and that's only on beef, but I can almost always get it cheaper).
I am getting a large chest freezer tm. that I found for $100 on craigslist, so I will be able to buy in bulk and get even cheaper prices.
So far, with a 53lb pit mix and an 18lb Boston Terrier, both young and highly active (and so eat closer to 3% of their body weight/day), I spend about $60/month. Not too shabby. And when I start buying in bulk next month, I hope to half that at least.
awesome info thank you ! the dry food we give them now is getting expensive because both dogs go through it so darn fast. so looks like i'm on the hunt for meats and i will need a scale to weigh it