I typically budget $300 per month for dog food, and nearly always come in under that, sometimes by quite a bit. It is my main expense in caring for my dogs.
September 2016 Expenses
Food - $227.00
Health - $24.77
Total - $251.77
I made one order of beef tripe, ground lamb, and beef, lamb, and pork organs from My Pet Carnivore. I purchased some ground beef "dog food" and beef hearts from a local butcher. I went into same local butcher a couple of weeks ago, and to my surprise, they were making lamb and goat "dog food" that day, so I purchased 30 lbs of lamb dog food. This dog food consists of ground lung, organs, and trim. As usual, I also purchased several bags of chicken leg quarters and some chicken hearts/gizzards from the grocery store.
As ALWAYS, the lone health expense was the cost of Bruce's prescription medication.
This month was fairly typical. A bit more on food than most recent months, but I am still ok with the total.