Just wondering on the differences in food and cost.What do you think it costs a week to feed your pup/ dog, thanks
Hi, I did these calculations prior to changing from Burns kibble (one of the more expensive chicken and rice kibbles) to Natural Instinct. The larger quantity purchased gives the cheapest price. Izzy is a year old and fully grown at 6.3 kilos. The quantities are worked out for her.
£16.99 – 2.5k = 76p per day
£35 – 7k = 56p
Burns = 35p per day
£3 per kilo (15k - £45) = 23p a day (13 portions per kilo)
Nature diet = 11p per portion added to kibble to entice dog to eat)
£2.7 per kilo = 68p per day
I was trying to decide between Origen and NI and used the grams they recommended for Izzy's weight, which varies per product. My final decision really stemmed from Mandy's experiences that Flo wasn't so keen on the Origen and she was still having to add some Nature Diet to coax Flo to eat it. The NI certainly needs no coaxing! XxNicely put xxx
I take it that you have used an actual "weight" of food per portion ???
I do not know what Burns has in it - but we used to use Royal Canin Medium Junior 32 (small kibble dry food) - AND we have found that the puppies we have weened onto Orijen have not eaten the same volume of food than they did on RC - so if it was the same with other puppies - that would pro-rata bring the "daily cost" down a bit further too.
Flo needs no coaxing with her NI at all. She now has 200g NI per day + 0.25 cup of Origen as treats + 2 lamb bones a week and it is all easy peasy.My final decision really stemmed from Mandy's experiences that Flo wasn't so keen on the Origen and she was still having to add some Nature Diet to coax Flo to eat it. The NI certainly needs no coaxing! Xx
At 10kg, the adult portion size should be around 200g per day, maybe a little more if you are not giving treats/bones. (A puppy will need a higher percentage of its body weight). A 1kg pack costs £2.70, but sometimes they put turkey on special offer at £2. So you are looking at 40p-57p per day, but there is a delivery charge if you buy direct from NI, so that will add on about 16p per day if you buy 10kg at a time. There is a small network of local suppliers you can buy from as well.Has anyone worked out the cost of NI for a larger dog? Rosie is quite a bit bigger than Izzy, as she is already over 10kg.