Tracking my dog-related expenses not only keeps me accountable, but also helps me identify trends and patterns related to them.
Food is my single largest expenditure, nearly every single month. Many argue that feeding a raw diet is much more expensive than feeding kibble, but I will eagerly argue that. If my dogs were fed kibble, I would likely feed something along the lines of Instinct, Orijen, or Acana. Large bags of these foods run anywhere from $60 to $100+. I would go through at least three large bags of kibble per month. So I budget myself $300 per month for raw dog food, and fall short of this nearly every month.
There are random treat, gear, grooming, health, and miscellaneous expenses, and the monthly cost of Bruce's prescription.
October 2015 Expenses
Not a bad month at all. As usual, food made up the majority of the cost. I made a trip to My Pet Carnivore and bought some chicken leg quarters and pork loin at the grocery store. A friend did a freezer clean-out last month, and gifted my dogs with some beef, fish, and pork. I also made a turkey order, which I will pick up next week.
The only treats I bought last month was a five-pack of 12" I and Love and You bully sticks that were on closeout at Fresh Thyme.
The health expense was (of course) big boy's medication.
Do you have a monthly dog budget?