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Old 07-25-2017, 04:37 PM
Location: Alexandria, VA
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OP - have you read through/searched the Pet forum?
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:05 PM
Location: Las Vegas
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My dogs eat 50% kibble, Kirkland from Costco. And 50% food I make for them. Sweet potatoes and carrots are great treats. I also bake treats with oatmeal and apples. And they love bananas too.
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:19 PM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by LiveLoveLaugh View Post
I buy Ol Roy peanut butter biscuits at Walmart and break them in 1/2. I have 4 large dogs and Milk Bones are too expensive.
I think most of the name brand doggy treats are way over priced. We do something similar to what you do, we buy cheap and she gets her little piece when we tell her nummy time. I think any form of a treat, as long as it is healthy is just fine. We don't need to feed our little 4 legged kids better than we eat.
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:32 AM
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Chewy dot com. Its prices and not having to drive to store saves me time and money.. Auto shipping reduces prices a little, but every bit counts.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:25 AM
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I order my cat food from www.chewy.com. The prices are good, and the shipping is fast. I can order on a weekend, and sometimes it's on my doorstep on Monday.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:10 PM
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Not long ago, I tried chewy.com and it is one of the best things I've used for stocking up on pet products. Many of things I've gotten were cheaper through them and shipments were quick. Another big plus is it has eliminated special trips to pet stores while also moving around heavy bags of food.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:13 AM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Left overs, half a cheeseburger can make a damn good doggie treat!
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Aqua Blue View Post
Sweet potato sliced thin and dried in the oven..250*for about 4/5 hours. Then I leave them in the off oven overnight. Dog loves them.
I think I'll try that for myself! Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:24 AM
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We use a brand that you can only get at Petsmart, which is a bit pricier, although not extremely expensive. But we have found that Petsmart often does online discount sales and the gift card resale sites (like Raise) usually give pretty big discounts on places like Petsmart. So we were able to buy a $186 gift card for $160 and then we find deals on the site and buy 2-3 bags at a time. Makes a bag that would normally cost $40 come down to $25-$30.
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:45 PM
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I found a natural pet food store over in Kansas. What, a natural pet food store frugal? How can this be? Well, they have FREE samples that they give away all the time! I always pick up treats for my sister's dog when I'm there. They also have a ton of weird animal parts that look kinda inexpensive that got me thinking that maybe you could check into a local butcher for suggestions.
I personally have a cat and have noticed that I use less cat food and kitty litter when I feed her the "good stuff" vs. the "cheaper" cat food. Cheap pet food tends to have a lot of filler that's not good for our pets. I end up scooping that filler up out of the cat litter, and BOY does that stuff stink!

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