Oh, I know. I was just doing a purely cost comparison for anyone who was curious for his size of dog. Honestly, it was my biggest concern with the whole raw feeding. If I'd only seen someone else do the actual numbers instead of just saying "It can be cheaper" or "it's more expensive" I probably would have switched him over LONG ago.The thing is, we humans can eat at McDonald's pretty cheaply. Would parents feed their children at McDonald's daily, just because i was cheaper?
I'm fortunate in that our dogs are smaller, so if raw costs more, it isn't much more. We spent over $1000 in November to have 3 teeth extracted from Tuffy. Periodontal disease was indicated, not surprise being 11+ years old and kibble fed most of his life. I didn't know about the benefits of raw. I was told to give my boys chicken necks 2 or 3 times a week. I started with that for about a week, did some reading, tossed the kibble and it's all raw now.
Bah. I always tell people who come to me for financial advice to stop eating fast food and actually cook meals at home. Yes, you CAN eat it cheaply, until you decide to do the whole meal, then supersize... Then the cost it takes to feed one person would feed a full family with a properly prepared meal... If only I had a bigger freezer/apartment! Then the dog and I would eat for next to free on all the bargains/bulk shopping my mother taught me to find!