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post #31 of 47
Does anyone know of a good site for ordering cat food that ships to Canada (or is in Canada)?
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
my local petstore is 1 hr away I have to go there for food because I live in a small place so there is no other pet supply places. Even the nearest place for Hay is 55 min away in Logan.
here are some online places you can try:
epetpals
- they have lots of brands
pet food direct - them, too
petco
petsmart
all natural pet foods
timberwolf organics - you can get serengeti here
premium foods online - they have lots of brands, too

check at the place you buy hay - they might sell the chicken soup cat food. i can only find it at the feed store or online, not the pet stores.
i also have a couple of links for ordering raw food online, if you want them.
post #33 of 47
I'm not sure I want to think about this, but...

Canned Food: 2 cans ProPlan a day at $.6 x 3 cats x 30 days = $108
Dry Food: 1 jug ProPlan a month = $15
Litter: 2 bags a month at $12 a bag = $24
Toys & Misc: Usually about $10 a month in new toys & other stuff (I just can't resist them!)
Vet Fund: I put $30 out of each pay check (so $60 a month) in a special fund to cover any possible emergencies we might have. (Since all my boys are rescues, insurance is really, really high, so I went this route.)

So...all told...OMG... ...$217 a month. What a bunch of spoiled kitties! Do NOT tell my husband that! (They're totally worth it, though. They save me at least that much in psychotherapy for stress.)
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by laureen227
here are some online places you can try:
epetpals
- they have lots of brands
pet food direct - them, too
petco
petsmart
all natural pet foods
timberwolf organics - you can get serengeti here
premium foods online - they have lots of brands, too

check at the place you buy hay - they might sell the chicken soup cat food. i can only find it at the feed store or online, not the pet stores.
i also have a couple of links for ordering raw food online, if you want them.
Do you think the Chicken soup is better for my dog & cat then the Nutro is. Right now tey are on Nutro.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Do you think the Chicken soup is better for my dog & cat then the Nutro is. Right now tey are on Nutro.
the best way to tell is to compare ingredients here's Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Adult Dry: $28.99 for 20 pounds plus shipping
Chicken meal, ground rice, corn gluten meal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E), dried beet pulp, natural flavors, rice flour, rice protein concentrate, herring meal, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E), dehydrated alfalfa meal, oat fiber, yeast culture, potassium chloride, menhaden fish oil, choline chloride, dried egg product, taurine, dl-methionine, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, inositol, dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chicory extract, cranberry powder, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, biotin, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), calcium iodate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid.

here's Chicken Soup: $21.99 plus shipping for 18 pounds
Chicken, Salmon, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), oatmeal, whole grain white rice, potatoes, cracked pearled barley, millet, turkey, duck, flaxseed, egg product, natural chicken flavor, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, kelp, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

to me, they look very similar, but Chicken soup is usually less expensive.
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Do you think the Chicken soup is better for my dog & cat then the Nutro is. Right now tey are on Nutro.
chn soups biggest downfall is the heavy grain... 6 or 7 cant remember and low omega 6/3 ... It is far cheaper at the feed store than nutro thus why I am thinking of using it as feral food ... It is a great food compared to most...
post #37 of 47
Canned food - around $1 per 13 ounce can. They go through 3-5 per day.

Dry food - $28 per 38# bag. This lasts about a month.

Litter - 80# per week, at around $10 per 40#.

Toys and treats - around $15/month.

I work at a small pet supply store so I get everything at a discount. Food and litter are actually barely cheaper than if I went to a large store and paid retail (food is marked up fairly little over wholesale). But toys and treats are a lot cheaper. The problem with this is that it makes me buy them lots of toys and treats cos they're so inexpensive, andin the end I still spend more $ because if they weren't so cheap, I wouldn't be buying them at all!

Oh, and for the ferals - 2 cans of cheap food per day (usually Friskies), which I stock up on when it's on sale for $.25/can. For dry, they get the free sample pouches I can get from the store. It's perfect - 1-2 pouches feeds a colony perfectly, and they're getting dry foods like Evo, Innova Adult, California Natural, and Royal Canin which I really wouldn't be able to afford for them otherwise.
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by laureen227
the best way to tell is to compare ingredients here's Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Adult Dry: $28.99 for 20 pounds plus shipping
Chicken meal, ground rice, corn gluten meal, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E), dried beet pulp, natural flavors, rice flour, rice protein concentrate, herring meal, sunflower oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols, a source of natural vitamin E), dehydrated alfalfa meal, oat fiber, yeast culture, potassium chloride, menhaden fish oil, choline chloride, dried egg product, taurine, dl-methionine, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, inositol, dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), chicory extract, cranberry powder, niacin, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, biotin, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), calcium iodate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), folic acid.

here's Chicken Soup: $21.99 plus shipping for 18 pounds
Chicken, Salmon, chicken meal, whole grain brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), oatmeal, whole grain white rice, potatoes, cracked pearled barley, millet, turkey, duck, flaxseed, egg product, natural chicken flavor, carrots, peas, apples, dried skim milk, kelp, cranberry powder, rosemary extract, parsley flake, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc sulfate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

to me, they look very similar, but Chicken soup is usually less expensive.
Is chicken and veal better then the chicken meal. I read the first few ingrediants means alot.
post #39 of 47
Chicken meal is whole chicken with the water removed, so there is actually more volume to it.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
Chicken meal is whole chicken with the water removed, so there is actually more volume to it.
So when it says chicken meal that is better because it is less water.
post #41 of 47
Better as far as quantity, yes.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
Better as far as quantity, yes.
I am not looking at the price for it I just want the best for my pets. I think if I spend more for the better I will spend less on litter It might even itself out.
post #43 of 47
You'll spend less on food in the long run too, because she'll eat less while still getting everything she needs.
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by Arlyn
You'll spend less on food in the long run too, because she'll eat less while still getting everything she needs.
Sounds good to me. Thank You.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by momof3rugratz
Is chicken and veal better then the chicken meal. I read the first few ingrediants means alot.
In this particular case it doesn't matter, because you still see "chicken meal" listed before the first grain ingredient. What's most important is that in dry form, you have more meat than grain.

They put chicken and salmon first on the ingredients list to appeal to consumers who think chicken meal is an inferior ingredient to whole chicken. It's a marketing thing, and since they actually do list chicken meal right behind chicken and salmon, there's nothing wrong with it at all. It's just a marketing strategy...marketing to the consumer who is savvy enough to read ingredients labels but not informed enough to understand why chicken meal is actually a desireable ingredient in dry foods.
post #46 of 47
How on earth do y'all spend so much money on it? I only have one, but even if I multiplied it it still wouldn't be that much. Not including vet bills,

28 lbs of litter every 3 months... so that's what, $4?
4 lbs of dry food about every month (sometimes a little more) $9
Wet food is usually .65/can, so about $20.

I just bought some merrick, 25$ for 2 weeks. I don't know if my income can support that though permanently. We'll see when she's done eating it!
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by semiferal
In this particular case it doesn't matter, because you still see "chicken meal" listed before the first grain ingredient. What's most important is that in dry form, you have more meat than grain.

They put chicken and salmon first on the ingredients list to appeal to consumers who think chicken meal is an inferior ingredient to whole chicken. It's a marketing thing, and since they actually do list chicken meal right behind chicken and salmon, there's nothing wrong with it at all. It's just a marketing strategy...marketing to the consumer who is savvy enough to read ingredients labels but not informed enough to understand why chicken meal is actually a desireable ingredient in dry foods.
Good thing I have all of you on this list to help me understand it TRUE
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