Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 2015 Expenses

It's the end 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 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.

April 2015 Expenses



The total seems a bit high, but considering what all was purchased, it is not too bad.  

Food expenses included beef hearts from local butcher/processor, chicken leg quarters from the grocery store, I and Love and You dehydrated rawThe Honest Kitchen Zeal dehydrated rawPrimal Turkey and Sardine frozen raw, and Bravo Beef frozen raw.

Health expenses included Bruce's ever-present prescription, and the cost of Faolan's heartworm test and two doses of Trifexis for him.

The money spent on gear went towards an Easy Walk Harness.  We previously tried one, and I decided to give it another go.  It is now working beautifully with Faolan.

I stopped in an adorable dog boutique and bakery, and picked up some treats for the dogs.  They were darling.  I finally cancelled that one subscription box that I have been threatening to...

Who else tracks and budgets their pet expenses?


  1. haha! You finally cancelled that eh? lol!!!
    I don't keep track of these things, but it's a great idea to!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  2. We do. I'm dreading doing it this month because we have QQ's root canal cost and that's so expensive!

  3. I wish we had easy walk harnesses for our pack. I'll have to budget that one in soon.


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