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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Those of you who feed purely canned food...how much do you spend on food per cat per month (or day)? How many cats do you have? What brands do you feed?

I may be wrong, but feeding 100% canned food sounds very expensive, especially with multiple cats. I'm curious as to how people manage this.
post #2 of 14
I have five cats and to do grain free / limited grain foods would be 2$ a day per cat or 300 $ a month
post #3 of 14
After taxes, I spend about $1 per meal (1 can) for my 4 cats. $1/meal X 3 meals/day / 4 cats = $0.75/cat/day, or about $22/cat/month.

ETA: I feed Wellness in the large cans or Chicken Soup primarily. Something like Authority would be cheaper and a grocery store brand cheaper still.
post #4 of 14
i have 2 cats and i pay a little more than $2/can. i feed them a can a day between them (13oz) so i pay a little more than $1/day/cat. so it is a little more than $60/month. i feed evo canned 95% meat. i was feeding wellness canned grain free flavours; chicken, turkey, chicken and herring, and turkey and salmon (i think that was the flavours) but since wellness went up to more than $3/can i had to find a more affordable option. the evo is saving me about $30/month!
post #5 of 14
I spend a fortune on food! I use a holistic vet and only use foods that she "approves" for them. I use Pet Guard, Weruva, or Merrick. Each can is between $1.29 & &1.49 each. I feed them each 1/2 can 3 times a day( 3 cans a day total between the 2 of them), so it costs me around $30 a week! (before taxes) That's a lot for me, but i refuse to go with any other foods. I did have to give up on the supplements she had me using which were the "top of the line" pet supplements and I just could NOT afford them. However, now I am paying the price. Henry always had diahrrea since he was a baby, but within a week of starting on canned only and the supplements his poop troubles were gone! So, I am thinking of putting him back on them, I may not be able to eat though!! I've always thought of getting another cat, but won't because i couldn't afford one.
post #6 of 14
I'm almost 100% wet and I spend about $30 a month on food.

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by Jack31
I'm almost 100% wet and I spend about $30 a month on food.
For how many cats? Which foods?
post #8 of 14
I feed 50% dry and 50% wet (1/4 cup of dry + 3 oz of wet food per cat). We have 3 cats.

The wet food per month for the 3 cats is between $40 and $43 (maybe a little more with tax). This is with 2 cats splitting a Chicken Soup wet food can (about $0.92 for a 6oz can) because those 2 won't eat leftovers and because it's the most inexpensive food with ingredients I like that they'll eat. The 3rd cat eats either Natural Balance wet food ($0.89 for 6 oz, which I split and refridgerate the second half for the next day for him) or Authority (which is maybe $0.79 for 6oz?).

If we were to feed wet only, they would each get 6 oz of wet food a day (instead of the current 3 oz each per day), so multiplying that figure by 2 would be $80-86/month for 3 cats to eat wet food only.
post #9 of 14
Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
I feed 50% dry and 50% wet (1/4 cup of dry + 3 oz of wet food per cat). We have 3 cats.
That's exactly what I feed for my 3 cats. They're currently eating EVO 95% meats and Wellness canned. I only buy the 13oz cans, so the wet costs me $37 for all 3 cats. If I fed 100% wet food that would make it about $25/month/cat.
post #10 of 14
I have one cat. I feed her a mix of Wellness Core, Wellness (grain free varieties), and Natural Balance (grain free varieties).

I go to a pet warehouse store, so the food is a bit cheaper than the regular pet stores, but they don't have the large cans of Wellness there. Usually, I spend about $0.99/can on Natural Balance, $1.15/can on Wellness, and $1.29/can on Wellness Core. They do have semi-frequent sales on all the Wellness products though, so sometimes I make out like a bandit. =)

Overall, I spend about $35/month on her cat food.
post #11 of 14
11 cats and they all get wet food since I lost one to diabetes and hava a current diabetic. It is easier not to separate him, and I have a real fear of dry food with the grains. I feed 9 lives (certain ones have no grains) and fancy feast (again certain ones.) I probably spend close to 300 per month, but the alternative is vet bills. Seven of my cats are seniors, so I don't anticipate these high food bills forever. But it seems I run to Walmart every other day! A pack of 9 lives is 1.40 approx. On sale I can get it for 1.24. They (the seven, get 2 1/2 packs a day) I don't even want to know how much that is. Then the other 4 youngsters get the fancy feast. Luckily, I don't spend much on myself! I have thought of going back to dry for the others, but knowing how it can cause health problems, I mean these guys are my babies. I don't think I can knowingly do harm to them.
post #12 of 14
Before I got my kitten I only spent about $25 a month for Wellness canned in the big 13oz cans for my one cat. It's $2.10 a can but if I buy a case, 12 cans, I get a 10% discount.

With the kitten I trying to find a cheaper canned food to feed him. Right now he's on Wellness Core. It cost almost $50 for a case of 24 cans, 5.5oz.
post #13 of 14
I would like to know the approximate size of your cats so that I can try to determine the amount of Wellness canned food to feed my large cat (19 - 20 lbs) which will keep him from gaining weight. Also, are they outdoor or indoor cats? I only have one cat and have been spending approximately $60 a month.
post #14 of 14
My cat is 4 years old, indoors only, and 10lbs. I feed her one can of food per day. The Natural Balance food is 6oz and the Wellness foods are 5.5oz. She sometimes leaves a little food in the bowl when eating the Natural Balance, so I figure 5.5oz is good for her.
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