The High Cost of Pet Ownership

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You Want to Adopt, But Have You Thought it Over?

Too many people pick up a dog, cat or other animal without considering what that animal will cost in both time and money.

We have added up the typical and realistic expenses for the first year of pet ownership. There is nothing extravagant included and, of course, the figures are estimated.



type of Pet: Medium size DOG (Average 30-50 lb.) CAT Caged
RODENT
Caged
BIRD
Caged
REPTILE
Initial Cost Free-$50-$100 Free-$47-$62 Free-$.99-$9 $Free-$25 $15-$25

(Purchase or Adoption)
(*Should include spaying or neutering)

Not Needed Not Needed Not Needed
Shots-1st Set

-Included in Adoption-

Not Needed Not Needed Not Needed
Shots-2nd Set $25-$50 $25-$50 Not Needed Not Needed Not Needed
Medicine $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Food (Dry/Canned) $156 $100 $60 $24 $60
Bowls for food/water $9 $ 9 $3.50 $3.50 $3.50
Bedding/litter/
gravel
$15 $ 65 $30 $30 $30
Treats/vita, etc. $15-$100 $15-$100 $5-$25 $5-$25 $5-$25
Collar/leash $10 $ 5 Not Needed Not Needed $5
Carry Cage $50 $ 25 $10 $15 $10
Rabies Vacc. & License $12-$15 $12-15 Not Needed Not Needed Not Needed 
Toys & Misc. $15-$100 $15-$100 $10 $10 $10
Parasite control (pills, drops, or sprays, etc.) $15-$75 $15-$75 $5 $5 $5
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TOTALS
Estimated 1 yr.
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$382 
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$353
__________
$140

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$100

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$140 

Cost Per Mo. (Est) $ 32 $30 $12  $8.50 $12

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