Cost Of Owning a Pet

Make sure you consider the costs of responsible pet ownership before adopting a dog or cat!


Dog Budget

One year minimum, approximate cost for a mixed breed, medium-sized, spayed female

Food and Treats
8 13 oz cans of wet dog food per month $133 1 18 kg bag dry dog food per month $288 2 boxes dog biscuits per month $156

Veterinary Care
Yearly exam/vaccinations $80

Grooming
Spring bath and brush out $40
6 nail clippings $120

Vacation
2 weeks dog care $350

SUBTOTAL: $1,249.00

One-Time Costs
Spaying, tattoo $350
Food/water dishes $20
Collar, leash $40
Brush and comb $15
Toys, misc. $40
Kennel $160

SUBTOTAL: $525.00

GRAND TOTAL:$1,874.00


Cat Budget

One year minimum, approximate cost for a 9 lb, spayed, domestic short-haired female

Food and Treats
4 6 oz cans of cat food per month $52 1 8 lb bag dry cat food per month $264 12 tins of cat treats $36

Veterinary Care
Yearly exam/vaccinations $75

Grooming
1 container cat litter per month $108
6 nail clippings $90
1 tube of anti-furball medication $7.50

Vacation
2 weeks cat care $300

SUBTOTAL: $932.50

One-Time Costs
Spaying, tattoo $200
Food/water dishes $20
Collar, leash, harness $20
Brush, comb $15
Litter pan, scoop $10
Small scratching post $8
Cardboard traveling box $6
Toys, misc. $30

SUBTOTAL: $309

GRAND TOTAL: $1,241.50


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