Southern Girl, i so so hear you. I do know what it is like to be a severe budget, i sure do. If you can, the dog food Kirklands is good decent dog food, and still very very cheap. (sorry, i can not turn off the italics now.. .) like i always say, i really do think we are all doing the best we can. btw, "Kirklands" dog food is only sold at Costco stores, so far as i know..