Monday, November 3, 2014

October 2014 Expenses

Typically, the first day of a new month has me calculating how much I spent on my dogs in the previous month.  This month I am doing it on the final day of the month at hand.  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.

October 2014 Expenses



My food was a bit over budget.  Some of it is my November order from Raw Paws, which I will receive in a couple of weeks.  Some is from another raw food supplier, some for some chicken leg quarters at the grocery store, and $91 was spent on a large box of The Honest Kitchen Embark. 

Treat expenses was for our PetBox.  I haven't yet cancelled that, but need to.

$8.00 was spent on Bruce's prescription.  

Although I was a bit over budget on food, this was a fairly average month. 


  1. I want to start doing the same thing - I'm afraid that I'll scare people away from feeding raw, because I do spend a lot. I might have to start linking to your posts just to get a perspective.

    1. Actually, it would be fascinating to see stats on everyone's spending on their pets across a wide range of feeding styles.

      I have a strong suspicion that when we spend more on our dogs' diet, we spend less on routine health care--at least as a statistical average.

  2. LOL we hate to think of how much we spend. Hmmm better not. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Agree with Molly, I don't know if I really want to tally up the monthly fees on our pets! BOL! My hubby would freak hahaha!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. We are finally having lots of months with health costs as low as yours (except for R's monthly meds for his horrific elbow)!!!! Way to go.

  5. On the bright side, health costs aren't going up. That's a good thing, right?


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