Saturday, May 27, 2006

Doggy dinners

(edited to add in a picture)

Here you go Seepi - this is what I make up for my dogs --> Doggy dinners

They love it and I struggle to give them anything else now. Our vet is happy too.

best of all - it certainly does work out cheaper. Here is the breakdown of costs

local butcher - pet mince (8kgs) - $4.80 ($1.20/2kg)<- shop around for quality at a good price
plain brand Frozen Mixed veggies (8kgs) - $12.72 ($1.59 / kg)
Rice/Pasta (1 cup of each) - ~$1

Total - $18.52

That feeds both my dogs for 2 weeks - which equates to 66 Cents a day per dog

Some times I vary it as well and add a few bacon stock cubes, some mixed herbs, vegemite, or stuff like that. Anything to alter the flavour a bit for them.

You can also reduce the veggie cost by keeping all your veggie scraps (carrot peelings etc), and adding that to the pet mince.

Hope that helps.


At 10:11 am, Blogger Cathy said...

I will have to try making the dog food for Patches as buying prepared food can get a little expensive.

She has been on the Purina One challenge lately has it has really benefitted her but their food is a bit dear to buy all the time.

Your jumper is coming along quite nicely.


At 4:02 pm, Anonymous seepi said...

Thanks so much for this!@
I will have to find somewhere good who does pet mince locally. I won't need as much as you though - we have a chihuahua and a pug cross, so 8kg would last them forever!
- I'll let you know how it goes down.

At 4:10 pm, Blogger Bugsy said...

No problem - I guess I should have mentioned that I have a Golden Retriever and a Border Collie cross Jack Russell. A little different to a chihuahua and a pug cross lol - you definately won't need 8kgs of pet mince hehe.

Cathy - I thought about doing the purina one challenge but the cost stopped me dead in my tracks, even with the one off discount purina were offering.

At 9:42 am, Blogger The Momma / MrsHUGS said...

oh I so remember the days of cooking up dog food...
but not quite that much... hehehe...

so much better for the dogs...

lucky puppies to get such yummy food...



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