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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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Caleb gets 2 1/2 cups of Earthborn Holostics a day. 28 pounds lasts about 6 weeks.
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Back when I was feeding Acana, the Dobermans ate about the same as your two and a 30lb bag of food lasted me about 3 or 4 weeks. Can't remember exactly, but I know I bought food once a month.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:55 PM
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Back when I was feeding Acana, the Dobermans ate about the same as your two and a 30lb bag of food lasted me about 3 or 4 weeks. Can't remember exactly, but I know I bought food once a month.

Great. I am thinking a bag will probably last them just about a month. I'd love to put them on raw, but just don't know if I could afford it.
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I'd say about 3 weeks. I used to write on the calender when I opened a new bag to see how long it lasted when we switch between good and bad foods.
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Great. I am thinking a bag will probably last them just about a month. I'd love to put them on raw, but just don't know if I could afford it.
Just keep looking for a good source if you want to feed raw! It costs me like $160 for 5 or 6 months of food for Dance and Journey. Granted, they don't eat much, but that's still cheaper than most kibble. And some people manage to find raw even cheaper. Breeders tend to know where to go - if not for them, I'd have never found my place.
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