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Old 04-13-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: 76102
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At the price of cat food? I like my rescue cat, but there won't be another one.

I can buy a lot of cheap groceries for what that darn cat food costs me.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: USA
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I was once homeless and broke and eating pet food never crossed my mind. If it is canned I could get cheap tuna or potted meat.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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At the price of cat food? I like my rescue cat, but there won't be another one.

I can buy a lot of cheap groceries for what that darn cat food costs me.
You must have a really large cat.

Mine weighs 8 pounds soaking wet, and I feed her as much grain-free cat food as she wants. Costs about 35 bucks a month. That's less than daily coffee would cost me.
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Old 04-13-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I buy whole chickens at Aldis for $0.95/pound, quarter, and grill it. Eggs are cheap too typically about $0.75 per dozen. There are a lot of ways to get protein for cheap that doesn't involve cat food.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:59 PM
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I don't understand why people eat cat food. You can buy rice and beans. You can get 5 pieces of chicken for less than three dollars.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There are cheaper ways for a human to eat than buying canned pet food. Of course that will entail eating little or no meat, but we can survive without eating meat.
I was going to say...there is no way decent canned cat food is cheaper than Ramen noodles or other types "poor" human food.
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:07 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Not for me! My cat loves it, though!
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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Poor people don't eat cat or dog food. It's an old urban myth. Anybody that eats dog or cat food is doing it because they want to eat it.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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Read the labels on some grain free cat food. What our furries loves has whole small shrimp. There are plenty "cheap food" threads - it is cheaper to feed a human when you have to than a cat.
That's what I'm thinking. A lot of cat food is really not cheap.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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There are cheaper ways for a human to eat than buying canned pet food. Of course that will entail eating little or no meat, but we can survive without eating meat.
It's a double win. Don't eat meat and health care costs plummet as well.
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