For years, I fed him Iams dry food. Why? I'm not sure. I guess that's the first kind I purchased when we moved from wet puppy food to kibble. He seemed to like it, so I stuck with it. Too bad it's so darn expensive!
I've seen the Shep brand dog food in Aldi for a while. I was hesitant to try it because the bag is ENORMOUS and I was afraid that my dog wouldn't like it and I'd be stuck with a big bag of kibble. I decided to talk to the staff and ask them what they'd heard about Shep brand. My favorite cashier told me that her dog loves it, but not to worry - if my dog didn't like it, I could bring it back to the store for a full refund. Well, I had nothing to lose at that point!
Here's a picture showing how large the bag is - it's 20 lbs! (I have no idea who that friendly gentleman is, but he's doing a great job showing the size of the bag!)
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Shep Brand Dog Kibble ($8.00 for 20 lbs), lasts 28 lb dog 3 months.
Total Fake-It Cost: $32.00/Year's worth of dog food
Compare to Iams Brand Dry Dog Chunks: ($20.99 for 17.5 lbs), lasts 28 lb dog 2.5 months.
Total Fake-It Savings: $68.75
That, with the savings of making my own Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits and Home Grooming, and I'm saving tons of money on my fur baby!