Friday, August 1, 2014

July 2014 Expenses

The first day of a new month has me calculating how much I spent on my dogs in the previous month.  Some months the numbers are low, others are a bit much.  Previous posts about expenses can give one an idea about how much it costs to care for three large breed dogs in the Midwest.

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.

July 2014 Expenses



Food expenses included a large My Pet Carnivore order of green tripe, tripe supermix, lamb hearts and whole whiting, a coOp order, and some gizzards, chicken leg quarters, and ground turkey from the grocery store.

Health always includes Bruce's $8.00 prescription, and last month Faolan went to the vet for his yearly wellness visit, which dramatically bumped it up. 

Treats are the July PetBox, which we have yet to receive, and some cute specialty treats that I purchased at a pet carnival with Faolan a couple weeks ago.

Subtract the money spent at the vet, and this was an average month.  I count on these vet expenses three times a year (once for each dog), and feel that annual check ups are an important part of a dog's care. 


  1. I don't even want to think about how much I spent this month. Pike had a huge vet bill with the cryptorchid neuter and dewclaw removal, plus shots and flea/heartworm meds. Nola had all hers done end of June. I splurged a lot at Paco... Damn. Good thing the job is going well!

  2. We wouldn't miss our annual check up either. Better always to be safe than sorry. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. They defi itely are impawtant! I agree!
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