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Old 05-11-2013, 02:41 PM
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I am moving Psyche and Simi out of the farm house and into a duplex in the city with me (gulp) very soon and am working on a budget with the boyfriend and am trying to figure out how long a bag of food will last us.

We currently feed Taste of The Wild and the Costco Nature's Domain Grain Free stuff mixed.
Simi gets 1.5 cups, twice a day right now. She is at a healthy weight, so I'd like to keep her at that.
Psyche gets 1 cup, twice a day, and is also a healthy weight.

When I move they will likely be putting them on only the natures domain stuff (because mom drives an hour the other way to get the TOTW). They are 40lbs bags.

Can anyone help me figure out here how long a bag of food is going to last me? We are kinda clueless because we haven't had only two dogs in a VERY, VERY long time.

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Old 05-11-2013, 03:04 PM
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My 40 lb bag lasts me about three weeks for 5 dogs, sometimes a bit longer. Mind you, three dogs are tiny. Aesop eats the most and he gets just over two cups a day, give or take. Goose gets a cup and a half per day. The rest get tiny dog amounts, lol.

we subtract rations if the toddler has offered up too many goodies on a given day.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:14 PM
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Grab a little food scale and weigh out five cups?
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:09 PM
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I had planned on weighing out the 5 cups, our food scale isn't working right now is all, so was hoping someone here might have some insight, but that may just be what I have to do.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:30 PM
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Gotcha. I wasn't sure if you were looking for an instant estimate, or an accurate answer. I don't suppose weighing yourself with and without 5 cups of food would be very accurate!

I have nothing further to offer. I buy food when I'm out; I have no idea if it is every 3 weeks or every 3 months.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:00 PM
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Caleb gets 2 1/2 cups of Earthborn Holostics a day. 28 pounds lasts about 6 weeks.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:58 PM
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Uh...until I get sick of the bag and hand it to a friend? seriously, they never finish a bag because I get bored and give it away about halfway through. Job perks are so lost on me...

This post should win an award for being the most unhelpful.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:37 PM
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We go through about one 28.6 lb bag every 10 or so days. Backup eats 4-6 cups, Sloan eats 3-4 cups, Arnold eats 2-3 cups, and Shamoo eats 2 cups a day depending on activity and amount of raw.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:53 PM
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Ok.... I used to feed Bodhi 2 mugs of food per day.

I THINK a large bag would last us about 6 weeks.....

Prob not much help.

Prob went through 15kg food per month easy for both dogs.
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Ok my 2 must be stealing food out of the bag cause a 40 pound bag lasts 2 and a half weeks
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