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Old 04-19-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I just went to the Pet Food Store and I was surprised to see the price of our dog food go from $8.99 to 11.99. Have you seen prices rise in your neighborhood?

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Old 04-19-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Everything has gone up, everything we eat and drink too. As for dog food, my food I get for my dog hasnt gone up at the feed store yet.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My brood LOVES Alpo Prime Cuts dry dog food and every few weeks Kmart has it on sale for $13 for a 50-pound bag. It seems that every time I run out, it happens to be on sale! Every other day, I mix in a half-can of Alpo Chop House wet food. They are very happy doggies, LOL.

I hate dealing with 50-pound bags but it IS so much cheaper to buy it that way.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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I'd have to check. We buy Iams mini-chunks in the biggest bag available and it takes our trio some time to finish that off. Guess I just haven't paid attention. That's all they get for a diet so can't coment on canned or other brands.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Fuel and shipping cost all getting passed on to us consumers so yes seen my brand go up $2.00 for 50 pounds also. Everything going nuts.
Wonder how these increases going to hurt the shelters also or if manufacturers donate enough or sell at low cost so not hurt them.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I already pay $24.99 for a 17 pound bag of food. I'd hate to think it would go up very much. That bag lasts my 85 pound dog 6-8 weeks.
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:26 AM
 
Location: a nation in decline
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If you haven't seen an increase it may be because the store hasn't had a new shipment yet. As others said, the prices of everything will be going up (much of the increases have begun already) due to price of gas. So much moves by truck, and the truckers are hurting. If they can't meet their expenses, they go out of business, so the prices have nowhere to go but up (unless we finally get someone in government to do something about it).
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Yes, we were given the increase from our distributor in March. Didn't pass that along to our cistomers until this month. I know a few brands took a huge hit and one or two didn't even change, being the ones we carry.

Yes as stated, it all stems from the cost of transportation. I feel for some of my friends who not only drive truck, but own the truck as well..... they get hit twice; at the pump and at the stores.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I must admit to switching dog food brands because of price and other concerns. I used to feed Nutro and, when some Nutro and other premium foods were recalled, I noticed that Purina remained unaffected by recalls! My bulldog never liked Nutro -- she'd eat it because it's all I offered and the rest liked it OK, but when I'd run out and have to do a run to Kmart for something else, she was thrilled when I brought home Alpo or Pedigree dry, LOL. So, I just slowly switched them all.

To be honest, when I first got bulldogs, I tried several premium foods and they turned up their flat noses. Geez, I even tried Royal Canin bulldog food and they had to be REALLY hungry before they'd deign to eat it! I figured, what good is buying this expensive food if the dogs won't eat it! They'd even wait me out so long occasionally that they'd get head tremors from low blood sugar! I'd have to mix the food with something else to get them to eat. My non-bulldogs haven't been nearly as picky but, given a choice, they'll happily eat Alpo over the premium brands. So, I gave up, LOL!
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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I must admit to switching dog food brands because of price and other concerns. I used to feed Nutro and, when some Nutro and other premium foods were recalled, I noticed that Purina remained unaffected by recalls! My bulldog never liked Nutro -- she'd eat it because it's all I offered and the rest liked it OK, but when I'd run out and have to do a run to Kmart for something else, she was thrilled when I brought home Alpo or Pedigree dry, LOL. So, I just slowly switched them all.

To be honest, when I first got bulldogs, I tried several premium foods and they turned up their flat noses. Geez, I even tried Royal Canin bulldog food and they had to be REALLY hungry before they'd deign to eat it! I figured, what good is buying this expensive food if the dogs won't eat it! They'd even wait me out so long occasionally that they'd get head tremors from low blood sugar! I'd have to mix the food with something else to get them to eat. My non-bulldogs haven't been nearly as picky but, given a choice, they'll happily eat Alpo over the premium brands. So, I gave up, LOL!
Hate to burst your bubble, not certain if you feed kibble or wet, but Alpo had one on the recall last year.

The thing that scares me most about some of those grocery store available brands are the by-products!!
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