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Dollars for Doggies

January 13th, 2007 at 01:39 pm

I have spent more on my doggies this week than I have on anything else. First, they needed food. Since I don't buy dog food that contains corn meal or ground corn(makes big dogs poop BIGGER), usually I buy the pricier brands. I happened to go to the feed store while they were discontinuing some Avo-Derma (Breeder's Choice) Beef and Rice 40# bags. I bought two for $19.99 each. That $43 after tax is almost what I pay for one bag!

Then, my "pups" needed to get their shots so I could get their licenses renewed. I was only expecting to pay $8 each for the rabies shots, but the gal said I needed to get the Distemper/Parvo vaccine too. Another $13 EACH! I'll be smarter next time and not feel guilty about saying no to the second shot.

Finally, I went to the local city animal shelter to pay for the licenses. The cost was $9 a year, but they said I could pay for 3 years (because that's how long the rabies shots are good for) for $20. So, there went another $40.

My totals were:

Food, $43 Saved $36
Shots $42 Saved by not going to the Vet
Licenses $40 Saved $14

Total Cost
$125 Saved $50

Dang, costly, but well worth it for the unconditional love! Smile

4 Responses to “Dollars for Doggies”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    My little dog will only eat a certain type of dog food and it is $1.88 a can. They can be expensive!!

  2. Cheetahwoman7 Says:

    But well worth the love you get in return, don't ya think, Ima? Smile

  3. boomeyers Says:

    If you read my past blogs, you will see some very expensive, very worth it vet bills! My doggie was sick, she needed to be fixed, nough said! :-) Of course they are worth it!

  4. Cheetahwoman7 Says:

    Boomeyers, One of my dogs that passed a year and a half ago needed a total knee replacement when she was only 5 years old. The vet told me that it would cost, "About 37." Now in my mind, that meant $37,000 and I just started bawling thinking about how that would take all my savings. The vet then said it was expensive, but that she was willing to let my dog spend the time in the kennels for free after the surgery and that should save me $500.

    I looked up at her and said, "$500?" and she said, "Yes, off the $3,700." I couldn't believe it. I told her to sign my dog up for the surgery! For a total of $3,200 after the $500 savings, it seemed like a bargain after what I had thought I was going to have to pay!

    My dog lived another nine years after that surgery. She was one of the best dogs I've ever owned. Well worth the $3,200...or about a dollar a day! Smile

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