Monday, December 1, 2014

November 2014 Expenses

It's the first of the month, and I have calculated my expenses for 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.

November 2014 Expenses



Woot woot!!  Way under budget this month.  Food expenses were some beef heart, pork roasts, and chicken leg quarters from the grocery store.  I was over budget on food last month, so this makes up for it.  As always, health was the cost of Bruce's prescription.  Treat expenses were the cost of the PetBox, which I STILL have not cancelled.

I love months like this, the ones that make me realize that I don't always spend a ton. 


  1. You've been a frugal Dougal this month. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. UGH! I wish I could just push myself to make the switch over to raw. I think my biggest fear is not having the time to prepare it all the time. How much time would you figure is spent on preparation etc?
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  3. I fink you did just great.
    stella rose

  4. Yay! I need to start doing this again. I'm getting much better at planning a budget, now I just need to remember to post!

  5. Wow! That's a pretty low amount food-wise for feeding three big dogs for a whole month on raw! How in the world do you do that?! I think we go through roughly two 30 lb. bags of dry dog food/month here with three medium dogs, which can be $100-120 depending on the price of the bag ($50-$60/bag). I'm going to lay out my budget though and see what it really amounts to.


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