I really need to get my grocery bill under control. I am spoiling these dogs with expensive dog treats. Just because it is made for dogs, they feel like they can charge 2 or 3 times as much. My dogs love those Pupperoni sticks. I break them up in to little pieces and use them as rewards for obedience training. But they cost $14 when they aren't on sale. I found some generic ones today so I will try those.
I have also been trying to think of homeade dog treats. I know lots of people make their own dog treats but usually they are baked and with the weather being in the upper 90's still, I am not in a baking mood. I'm sure I'll try it out next month when it is cooler. In the mean time, I bought the cheapest generic peanut butter and processed cheese to slather inside their Kong toy. Unfortunately they lost one of the toys so I only have one now which my pit mix dog steals for herself. I want to get 3 of those toys but at $8 a piece I have been hesitant to spend the money.
Those dried chicken strips cost a small fortune too. $12 for a 1lb. bag. I wonder if they mean one pound before they are dried or after. I can buy a 3lb. bag of frozen chicken breasts for $7 for human consumption. All I would need to do is cook it and dry it. I also bought some cheap hot dogs. If I cut them up in to small pieces they would be a good substitute for the Pupperoni's. The only problem is that they need to be refrigerated and I don't have the fridge plugged in in the mobile home where the dogs are now.
I'm going to keep thinking of cheaper alternatives. I know there have got to be a bunch out there. Anyone have ideas for inexpensive dog treats?