It would be nice if I could do that but I'm feeding around 35 cats right now.
Feeding raw would cost me around $9 a day with turns into around $250 a month.
On top of which, I would be a little nervous to feed raw chicken to the cats.
Some of them probably wouldn't even understand what it was while others might
throw it up at first. Cooked chicken would add about 3 hours work to my day.
My freezer would be full of frozen chicken, not defrosted in time for their
dinner and I would go insane.
The dry food costs me about $100 - $150 a month. With the price of Kirkland
going up it would cost me about equal to that because they eat less of the
Kirkland due to fat content. Seems to fill them up better. I used to buy
Friskies regular type, and Purina Cat Chow (no one wanted to eat that). Then I
bought HEB brand Hill Country Fair and all the cats began throwing up in
unison. Stopped buying that also. They seem to be able to digest Paws and
Claws, the Tractor Supply brand that cost $20 for 36 pounds but the older ones
lose weight when they eat it. One of my cats, Isadora lost most of her fur
(long hair) and had scabs and sores on her skin. I began feeding Kirkland
about 3 months ago and the other day I realized that Isadora had no more scabs
and had grown back her fur. The fat content did her a whole lot of good. She
looks like she has gained a pound or two and is much more active. Mr. Buttons
(Big Butt-tons) also gained weight on
Kirkland. I need to widen the doorway for him.
I will probably have to keep buying the Kirkland and just work harder.
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From: Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2012 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] The Price of Cat Food
I'm curious as to how much you are spending per day per cat feeding dry. I am
able to feed raw for 70 cents/day per cat. If you didn't buy the chicken from
Whole Foods, which charges about twice as much as do, say local ethnic
butchers, then you could roll in for around half that.
I've heard they have to eat more dry than raw, as it isn't as high-octane of
food. Also, cats don't drink enough water to compensate for dry food,
grain/starch-free or not, and stand a very good chance of ending up with CRF.
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:
Oh, @#$%!!!. The price of Kirkland Adult Maintenance cat food used to be
$16.99. Then it went up a year later to $17.59. Well, I bought two 20 lb.
bags a week and a half ago. This Tuesday, I went back to Costco because my
cats ate most of the Kirkland and the price had gone up to $18.99!!! It went
up $1.49 in about a week. This is robbery. I'm so depressed. The crap I buy
at the feed store doesn't have a high fat content and doesn't have actual
chicken like Kirkland and is $20 for a 36 pound bag. Well, kitties, you're
going to be back on a diet of crap and corn meal unless Mommy can get another
job online. Sigh.
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