Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 2014 Expenses

May marks one year that I have been tracking canine related expenses.  Maybe I will add the totals up.  I probably don't want to.

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.

May 2014 Expenses 

Food-$150.99 
Health-$54.28
Treats-$39.00
Miscellaneous-$70.00

Total-314.27

Food was some chicken at the grocery store, and a coOp order.  Under budget in this category.

Health was two doses of Trifexis for Faolan, and Bruce's prescription.

Treats was payment for our May PetBox, which we have yet to receive...grrr.

Miscellaneous was the purchase of the Wisdom Panel for Faolan.

Fairly average month, overall, even with our food expenses falling in under budget.

11 comments:

  1. This is interesting and a good way to keep track of it. Sometimes my mom wants to FORGET what she spent...lol
    stella rose

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  2. When I first started raw, Ma would track of expenses. When she realized, as you have, that feeding raw really didn't cost THAT much more she stopped tracking. However, it is always good to have an idea of what you spend where...and most spending should be on the dogs (in my opinion). BOL

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  3. Yea to under budget and hope the box arrives. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. What's good about keeping such close track of the expenses is you can give a very accurate value to what it costs. No guesstimating. I see websites (not personal blogs) that seem to way understate the monthly expenses of owning a dog. People need to know what they are getting into before they get a dog, so the costs associated with owning a dog need to be reported accurately.

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    1. Taryn, I couldn't agree more! I sometimes wonder where these websites get their numbers.

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  5. Not bad! Last month wasn't too bad, butts I gotta go to the vetties tomorrow...LOTS of green papers are gonna be spent (food, RX's, blood tests, nail trims,flea and heartworm meds..yikes!!)
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. I know! Neeko will be going for her yearly visit this month, and Faolan goes next month. My wallet is having preemptive pains!

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  6. I like how you keep track of these things. It's interesting, especially because I am trying to learn all I can about feeding raw, (including price)
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  7. That's really interesting, we should probably do the same

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  8. I am blown away by your food budget. Ours is more than 2x that! Wow!

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Thanks for the howls!!