Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The Lesser Key of Solomon
Even if you feed one of the higher-end canned cat foods, it isn't always super expensive.
I buy EVO canned food, the basic chicken-and-turkey variety. One 13 ounce can of this costs me $1.99. It's about four days' worth of food for my cat, if I fed her nothing but canned food. That's only about 50 cents per day.
I also "pad it out" by giving my cat EVO dry kibble every day as well. Her diet is around 75% canned and 25% dry food... she gets 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of kibble every day with her wet food, and that supplements the 13 ounce cans to last six or seven days instead of four. (I don't like to let it sit in the fridge that long so I have to freeze some of the canned food, but that's a minor inconvenience.)
The 6 pound bag of EVO cat kibble I bought cost $22 and will last about four months at the rate I use it. The EVO dry kibble costs me another 19 cents per day?
So all told, my EVO cat food is under $1 per day. That's at least comparable with a can of generic commercial cat food and I feel better about the quality of the ingredients.
I should add that I had to spend a couple of days price figuring all this out for myself, comparing different brands and prices at several local stores and websites to determine the cheapest possible way for me to feed a high-end cat food. So there's also a time factor involved, but for me it was worth it.
Last edited by Flauros; 01-31-2013 at 06:13 PM.