Thursday, March 1, 2012

Monthly Expenses: February 2012

February 2012
  • Accessories: $15
  • Food: $42
  • Supplements: $52
  • Toys: $7
  • Treats and Chews: $37
  • Vet & Medical: $114
  • Miscellaneous: $13
TOTAL: $280


I got a new treat bag since the old one was pretty torn, and also got two Munchkin Snack Catchers as a even better solution for holding training treats.


I ordered a box of the Honest Kitchen Zeal for Maya's food trial. The box should be able to last at least a month if that's all we feed her, but I'll probably start adding in some raw meaty bones soon if her conditions remain stable.


After learning that flea Saliva could be the biggest offender of Maya's allergies, I got some rosemary leaves, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil, and neem oil to make my own flea repellent. Too bad the neem oil smelled really gross and almost made me throw up, so I ended up throwing it away without even opening the bottle. I also got a jar of brewers yeast that I plan to add to Maya's food, but haven't gotten a chance to try yet. In order to get free shipping, I also stocked up on coconut oil and some vitamins.

Homemade flea repellent


I got Maya a toy that has a small pocket to hide treats for agility training, but I ended up making one myself that worked better.

Treats & Chews

I ordered two bags of Terra Paws Beef Liver and Sweet Potato Pet Treats through Barking Deals for $10, and a 1lb. bag of Mojopet Pizzle Pieces from doggyloot for $16. Both deals were good and Maya really liked them, but I probably should stop subscribing to those daily deals.

Maya's daddy also got her an extra large Himalayan Dog Chew when we were at the pet expo, because I "accidentally" said "I heard those are really good" when we walked by the booth. It wasn't as long lasting as I expected, so I only let Maya chew on it for about 5 minutes whenever I brush her.

Himalayan Dog Chew

Vet & Medical

I thought we could save a bit on this category this month, but Maya had an upset stomach and we had to take her to the vet. Next month won't be fun either, cause we are running low on Frontline and Heartgard, sigh.


I had to pay $5 to cross the bridge for an outdoor agility class, as well as $8 parking for attending the pet expo. Though going to the pet expo has nothing to do with Maya, we probably would never go there if we didn't have a dog.

1 comment:

  1. I can't even *look* at those daily deals because I know it'll be too much of a temptation if I subscribed. Gah.

    My guys can work through the Himalayan yak chews within an hour or two if they really keep at it -- we don't get the extra large pieces though, but the next size down I think it is. They did also go through this faster when they were new and exciting! It's been a while since I've purchased another pack.