Originally Posted by MissKalamata
Honestly, I find it hard to believe that feeding less could possibly cancel out the extra cost of the premium food (let's say dry food; I won't even go into the cost of canned). It costs $15 to feed four cats on Purina for a month. How many premium-feeders pay that little?
I already pointed out in my post how is cancels it out.
I feed less, I buy less, I also buy less litter because they poop less.
Let me demonstrate, and no, my prices aren't accurate, only examples, though close to what I pay.
I have three cats.
I pay $8 for 40lbs of litter
I pay $19 for 16lbs of mid-premium dry
I buy 40lbs of litter once a month, and 16lbs of food every month and a half.
That's roughly $17.50 a month total.
With one less cat I was paying around $15 for 20lbs of food
And still around $8 for 40lbs of litter.
But, I went through a bag and a half of litter a month, and a full 20lbs of food a month.
That comes out to around $27 a month just for food and litter.
Corn is the number one filler used in cheaper foods, it is also the most indigestible grain there is, cats cannot digest it at all, their metabolism will have them eating more just to maintain energy level while making up for what is basically a hole left by a filler.
That filler goes directly into the litter box