Friday, February 28, 2014

February 2014 Expenses

I normally do my monthly expenses posts on the first day of the following month, but tomorrow is Neeko's birthday, and I don't anticipate spending any more money in the next several hours.


I do these posts for a few reasons.  I have seen a few other bloggers do them, and it is a good way for me to keep track and be accountable for dog related expenses.  Also, it is a fairly accurate example of the costs associated with caring for three large dogs.  Some argue that raw is expensive, but in my opinion and experience, it is no more expensive than feeding a good quality kibble.

February 2014 Expenses
Food-$186.32
Health-$215.79
Treats-$38.00
Gear-$31.00

Total-$471.11

Food was a RPI order (technically for March, but I picked it up this afternoon), a My Pet Carnivore order, some turkey necks, turkey gizzards, and chicken leg quarters purchased from the grocery store, and some beef and pork hearts purchased from a local butcher.

Health was Bruce's vet appointment, two doses of Trifexis from Faolan's vet, Bruce's prescription, and a bottle of turmeric for Neeko.

Turmeric has been shown to alleviate pain, and is something I have yet to try for Neeko.
Treat expenses included a Happy Dog Box (which we have yet to receive), a few bully sticks, and two specialty treats for Neeko's birthday.

Gear is a new Lupine collar and leash set that I purchased for Neeko.

Neeko's new collar and leash.  I LOVE this pattern.
February was more expensive than the last few months, and a bit more expensive than average.  This is due to Bruce having a vet appointment, and is to be expected.

3 comments:

  1. I like seeing what other people spend! Makes me feel a bit better. :p
    DM

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  2. We never keep track of what we spend as we'd probably faint. LOL! Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. I'm with Molly the Wally... I'd definitely faint. Isn't it amazing what a single vet visit can do to the budget?

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Thanks for the howls!!