I've pretty much figured out how much food I need to store for myself for one year. And I go over that amount a bit to take into consideration the jars of peaches, pears and other goodies that walk out of here with my kids.
But I hadn't figured out how much pet food I needed for the same amount of time. I hate to say it, but I only plan to store six months worth of dog food at a time because my Yorkies are getting up there in age. At 13 - 14 years each (I never knew their exact birth dates), they already have had long lives. Both are healthy, but Jessie Jane has slowed down considerably and Lily is prone to catching colds or coming down with other doggie related health problems. They may fool me, though. My last Cocker Spaniel lived to the ripe old age of 16.
Anyway, the last time I bought dog and cat food, I got small bags of each. I kept track of how long each bag lasted to give me an idea of how much to buy before winter sets in. I wound up shivering at the bus stop more than once last winter just because I was low on their food. Not gonna happen this winter.
What I discovered was that, pound for pound of food, Kizzie the cat consumes as much as both dogs put together.
I wonder if they make exercise machines for cats.