I think I have the wrong kind of pets. . . .
I pay ~$30 for a bag of bird food that lasts about 6 weeks and that is only fed to one of my birds. The other eats a mixture of pellets and seed that I have shipped in. It's about $1 a pound and I usually buy 25#'s of each, but it does last a while. A bag of peanuts (unsalted, please) is about $3.50 but that is strictly a treat and so they last a long time.
I will only feed CNM/UR cat food to my one remaining cat. I used to pay $30-something for a 20# bag, but with only one cat will not be buying in that size any more.
The dogs are on a lamb-based diet food (I've even switched Sasha over to it now) laced with a "dollop" of canned food. I think the canned food is $28 a case, which lasts a long time. Bubba has been buying the dog food, so I don't have a clue as to how much it is.
As the rest of you say, my animals eat a more healthy, more balanced diet than we do. All my friends have said that when they die they want to come back as one of my pets!
Dena, where do you get those green toothbrush looking treats you sent me? I've found them at my groomers, but no where else. I'm thinking of asking her to order a box of them for me - my dogs loved them!
Can I add to my food budget that the dogs are groomed every 6-8 weeks at a cost of about $70?
Ooh, looking at all this, I think I need to go to work!