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oaktree

cheap but good dog food?

What do you feed your dogs to keep costs down?

I use vitalin sensitive as my deerhound x has a sensitive tum but it has now gone up to over £30. per 15kg so looking round to swap to something else.
Jakey

Dr Johns Gold.
£9.99 / 15kg
http://www.gilpa.co.uk/product.php?shopprodid=6
and
Butcher's Tripe mix
£1.35 per 1.2 kg
http://www.butcherspetcare.com/butchers/products/tripemix1200.html


I feed 2 lurchers and a greyhound it in a ratio of 33% Dr John's,  33% mixed  grated vegetables, 33% Butchers Tripe mix.

A 15 kg sack last me 4 weeks.
A months worth of veg costs about £5 (approaching sell by dates at the supermarket)
10 cans of Butcher's lasts a month (£13.50).

So all told it cost me about £29.50 a month to feed three high energy dogs.

None of the dogs ever have any digestive problems, and all are very fit and healthy.

Hope this helps.
Polly

Dr John's is a great food for working dogs.  Mine had it for a while and loved it but because they're pets not working dogs, they weren't using it up and they just did loads of poo with it and the bitches were fat on it.

I changed to Arden Grange Lamb and Rice which I order online and a 15kg bag lasts my 3 dogs 3 or 4 weeks.  They also poo a lot less as well and the bitches have trimmed up really well.  I could do with eating it myself see if it trims me up!  

The price of it varies but you can get it delivered around £30-£35 a bag.
Woodsmoke

Polly wrote:
I could do with eating it myself see if it trims me up!


I was telling a lady just the other day about the time I went on the 'dog food diet'...............she was amazed until I told her it put me in hospital. ' Did it poison you?', she asked....................'No', I replied, 'I was licking my ass in the street & a bus hit me'  
horace

   
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Tigerlily

Our Jack is so fussy...we have tried him with alsorts he will only eat Bakers small dog beef flavour! He really will go without, if we try him with anything else.

Then he has his tinned meat and tidbits after our tea.
darkbrowneggs

Re: cheap but good dog food?

oaktree wrote:
What do you feed your dogs to keep costs down?

I use vitalin sensitive as my deerhound x has a sensitive tum but it has now gone up to over £30. per 15kg so looking round to swap to something else.


I don't know how "good" it is but Lidl dried dog food is about £7 a sack and I think the protein content is quite good.

All the best
Sue
sapphire

Used Dr John Silver for years but our old springer went off it. Now use a 'homebrand' food that is 18% protein & £2 cheaper & he loves it!
Darren

Redmills Racer all natural products including pro biotics, varies depending on wwhere you get it from between £10-12  29% protein
One of the top 3 greyhound foods
Eschra

Try the Petfood Wholesaler site, they have the Vitalin Sensitive and other brands under £30 if you want to get competitive prices for your food!!

http://www.thepetfoodwholesaler.co.uk/products.asp?code=VLR
ralphman

dog food

i have a staffy who's 7, i feed him wagg dog food(asda,tesco etc) £9.99 for 15kg sack suitable working dogs or £10.99 17kg sack normal, my dog has the working dog one and he has a small teacup in the morning and one in the evening and he hasnt put on any weight, he also has as a treat all the carrot tops & peelings (soon as i get carrots out of fridge he's out  there) off cuts of peppers, black bananas, and any other bits of raw veg , the hard bit out of the centre of a pineapple etc

the sack lasts a couple of months.....result
One for the Pot

I feed mine a mixture of minced chicken/turkey and bones from the local butcher. I pay £10 for 35lb of mince, bones thrown in, and I exchange with caught rabbits. I also mix in a tin of pilchards, and a scoop of Working Crunch. I work my two, and this diet remains the same from summer to winter.



It sure gives them a nice coat and keeps them on their toes.



debbie

Darcy would only eat Bakers chicken flavour anything else a. he wouldn't eat and B. gave him an upset tummy.  Brodie has CSJ champ dog food - 24% protein £10 15kg sack she also has raw bones etc - Dex our working collie has Mole valley working dog mix. 24% protein £8.99 15kg sack - plus kitchen scraps.  cheap as no VAT on working dog food unlike pet food
conundrum

Like ARTIC I feed a raw diet, and when in the UK I fed 11 dogs for pretty well nothing. My local butcher kept me a box of ribs and trimmings every week, and expected me to put a couple of quid into his charity box, which of course I was happy to do. The box he filled for me was big, and I would bring the car to the door and he would help me carry it out.

I also picked up stuff from the supermarket that was marked down, lambhearts etc, Dave shot rabbits, and they had mackeral (raw and whole) every now and then as well. It is more expensive over here, however, since people realised I wanted raw, friends now give me ribs and trimmings from their shot deer, or roadkill deer, which I take tothe local hunt club and borrow their grinder and mince it.....the dogs love it! I love it as I am feeding them what they are meant to eat, and Dave loves it as it's cheap!
aseel

dog food

feed my dog on an own brand from my local feed store that cost 9 pound mixed with veg and any left overs artic what way is your rough dog bred mate
sod

Yes we feed bones from local home kill butcher and raw veges/meat (pet food) some is horse, sorry if that offends people but lot is dead cattle even ours. One is a heading dog so burns up every thing she eats other two are pets 16year old rotty little over weight and her son 6 years old who is tall and right weight at last years vet check she said all the dogs very healthy and had great teeth/gums because of the meaty bones
One for the Pot

Re: dog food

aseel wrote:
feed my dog on an own brand from my local feed store that cost 9 pound mixed with veg and any left overs artic what way is your rough dog bred mate


Aseel, he's 2nd Gen Saluki/Grey x Deerhound/Grey, I like the way he has turned out, good neck, decent back, and more importantly great feet. There are more and more deerhound crosses coming back like it was in the 80's.




aseel

dog food

artic we used to have a deer hound whippet greyhound was a very good dog on all quarry pre ban  
One for the Pot

Re: dog food

aseel wrote:
artic we used to have a deer hound whippet greyhound was a very good dog on all quarry pre ban  


Yes, they sure put food on the table. Do you have another lurcher?

Sorry Oaktree for Hijacking your thread..


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