How much Does it cost to Feed My pet dog Raw Food?

A lot of pet dog owners would like to feed their dogs raw pet dog food but can’t afford it.

I also had to decide whether or not I want to spend $150+ on raw food for my pet dog each month.

To help myself and others decide if we can afford to feed raw pet dog food, I compared some prices for commercial raw food, homemade raw pet dog food, natural dry pet dog food and conventional dry pet dog food.

These are just some general examples intended to give you an idea of what the pet dog food costs without spending time searching for sales or vouchers or anything like that.

There are all kinds of ways to save money on raw pet dog food such as shopping at Costco, getting in larger quantities, only getting food that is on sale or working out a deal with a pal who hunts or farms or whatever. That’s not what this post is about.

When I first published this article, I had a 5-year-old, 67-pound black lab/hound mix with a naturally lean build. I keep him active, but he was not a high-energy dog.

The following examples are based on the amount of food he would eat per day (generally 1.5 pounds raw or 3 cups dry) and the cost per day and per month to feed him.

Since Ace mostly ate chicken as his main protein source, that’s what I used for the following examples.

Commercial raw pet dog food – about $210 per month

The prices of commercial raw pet dog food brands vary quite a bit from store to store, state to state, etc. I did my best to take the average prices, so don’t freak out if you find a certain brand for a lot a lot more or a lot less. I also did not include any shipping costs if you plan to buy online.

Stella & Chewy’s – Chewy’s chicken frozen dinner$26.99 per 6-pound bag$6.75 per day or $202 per month

Primal – canine chicken formula$34.99 per 8-pound bag$6.60 per day or $198 per month

Nature’s variety Instinct – organic chicken formula$29.99 per 6-pound bag$7.50 per day or $225 per month

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Homemade raw pet dog food – about $120 per month

There is a lot of flexibility here depending on what you want to feed your dog. If you want to spend substantially less on homemade raw pet dog food, you really need to get directly from a butcher or get in bulk.

You can easily cut your costs for meat in half by shopping this way. For those of you who feed homemade raw pet dog food, I would love to hear your money-saving tips!

Raw pet dog food ebook

You’ll also want to consider my ebook 10 easy Raw pet dog Food Recipes. It is available here for $9 and includes a guide to raw feeding to get you started.

Raw pet dog food prices from grocery store meat

The following prices are from my conventional grocery store, nothing special. I wasn’t anxious about organic meat or what was on sale. I just took 15 minutes to walk through the store and jot down some prices of some foods I would use if I were to make homemade food for Ace.

Chicken thighs: $1.72 per pound, $2.58 per day or $78 per month

Ace would eat about 1.5 pounds of meat per day. undoubtedly you want to mix up the kind of meat you feed your dog. This is just an example.

Chicken liver: $1.99 per pound, about 1 pound per week so $8 per month

Again, just an example. You want to feed your pet dog a variety of organ meat.

Vegetables: $0.50 per day or $15 per month

For fruits and vegetables, I would just feed Ace whatever I happened to be eating that week (lettuce, spinach, bananas, apples, carrots, zucchini, asparagus or whatever). He would get 1/4 C. or so of veggies per meal. On the high end, that might equal out to $0.50 per day.

Yogurt: $1.25 per cup, $0.63 per day or $19 per month

Ace would get 1/4 C. of yogurt or so per meal.


Other expenses not included could be calcium tabs, glucosamine tabs, fish oil, organ meat, raw bones, raw eggs, etc. These are all things that could be included in my dog’s meals from time to time regardless of whether I’m making his food or not.

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Natural dry pet dog food – $50 to $75 per month

Ace would normally eat about 3 cups of premium dry food per day.

Taste of the Wild – wetlands canine formula (wild fowl)$47.49 per 30-pound bag$2.37 per day or $71 per month

Standard dry pet dog food – $50 to $65 per month

Ace would normally eat about 4 cups of standard-quality dry pet dog food per day.

Iams – large breed chunks (chicken)$31.95 per 40-pound bag$1.60 per day or $48 per month

Hills science diet – large breed adult formula$35.99 per 35-pound bag$2.05 per day or $62 per month

Just want to point out that corn is the #1 ingredient in this food highly recommended by a lot of vets!

Purina One – Smartblend chicken and rice forumula$35.99 per 34-pound bag$2.12 per day or $64 per month

I didn’t realize how expensive conventional dry pet dog food has gotten. It’s neaRly tak drahé ako kvalitnejšie značky. Oveľa viac dôvodu prejsť na prírodné jedlo pre domáce zvieratá!

Koľko platíte za jedlo svojho psa?

Nie som na tom, aby sa niekto z nich cítil zle z toho, že si nemohol dovoliť náklady na potraviny surového domáceho maznáčika alebo prémiové jedlo pre domáce zvieratá. Starajte sa o seba a svoju rodinu skôr, ako sa budete starať o to, čo jesť váš domáci pes.

Niekedy sa pozriem na jedlo svojho psa a jedlo mačiek a vidím, že všetky ingrediencie sú prirodzené alebo organické a potom sa pozriem na jedlo, ktoré jedím – zvyčajne nie organické! Absolútne nesmieme dať svojim rodinným domácim miláčikom pred seba.

Psy sa môžu dostať k jedlu s nižšou kvalitou, rovnako ako ľudia, ktorí sa môžu dostať pri diéte s nižšou kvalitou. Neverím, že by niekto nemal mať domáceho maznáčika len preto, že si nemôže dovoliť najlepšie jedlo. To by bolo smiešne.

Môj domáci pes a mačky jedli Purinu jeden na dobré dva roky. Nakoniec som začal dostávať kvalitnejšie jedlo každý druhý mesiac alebo ich miešať, aby som tu a tam ušetril 10 dolárov.

Môj maznáčik zje surové psie psie jedlo

Ace urobil úžasné 100 % surové jedlo. Som pravdivý veriaci v kŕmenie psov a mačiek surových! Ace jedol väčšinou surové kurča, ale tiež jedol nejaké surové hovädzie mäso.

Tu sú niektoré zmeny, ktoré som pozoroval, keď som prešiel ACE na surové jedlo:

Menej uší infekcie
Menej svrbenie pokožky/lupiny
Menej hovno!
Ace absolútne nebolo také smädné!

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Dajte mi vedieť, čo zje váš domáci pes a ako ušetríte peniaze na jedle pre psov!

Lindsay Stordahl je zakladateľom tejto Mutt. Píše o tréningu domácich psov, cvičení psov pre domáce zvieratá a kŕmenie zdravej surovej výživy.

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