It depends on the canned food - canned foods that list "Broth" as the first ingredient, or canned foods that say "_____ in Gravy" have the highest amount of moisture, and thus it's like feeding your dog on more water than animal protein, so it doesn't stick to them as long. You'd be looking for a canned food that only lists the water content as the second ingredient, but ideally the third ingredient. More animal protein that way, and it sticks with them longer.
You'd probably want to look up how many pounds of meat a dog of that size would consume, on a raw diet, on a daily basis. Double that, considering canned foods are cooked.
12 cans of food..... at 13 ounces?
16 oz = 1 lb, so that's like....that's, rounding, about 16 pounds of food a day? ..... that's ridiculous, I can't believe that, even on canned food that's excessive. I can't imagine a big dog would eat any more than maybe 5 pounds of meat a day.
Yeah, I checked out Bravo(manufactures raw food for cats and dogs), checked out their Feeding Calculator. I typed in a 100 lb dog, with a feeding percentage of 4.0%(which is for growing puppies), and the total was 4 pounds/day. So yeah, for canned food, that would be 8 pounds a day, so, what...about 6 cans of dog food/day? That's half of what their "feeding guidelines" says you should feed. But 6 cans would be a canned food where broth was not the first ingredient, and where "gravy" wasn't included.
For a 100 lb dog, for a minimal amount of weight gain: 3 lbs of raw meat/day or 6 lbs of canned food/day, and for a 100 lb dog to stay at the same weight: 2.5 lbs of raw meat/day or 5 lbs of canned food/day.
12 cans would last approximately 2 days, so your monthly tab would be $315. If I did my math right.....If. And that's if you were to feed based on him being a growing puppy. I'm not sure how you categorize his needs - growing puppy, minimal weight gain 'cuz he's still growing...etc etc.
Last edited by FlickeringHope; 02-04-2010 at 12:41 AM.