You've been dreaming about bringing home a new pet for months — and looking forward to both snuggle time and playtime with your new furry friend. But before you make it official, it's wise to understand the financial responsibility that comes with owning and caring for a pet. Check out the breakdown below to see the average annual costs* of caring for a variety of pet species (not including initial purchase or adoption fees).
Pets make great companions, but they can also be expensive! Follow these preventive tips to help minimize your pet's healthcare costs over the long run:
We know you've got a burning desire to share some of your own tips you've discovered over the years on how you've saved money caring for your beloved pets.
We would LOVE to hear all of them, so please post them in the comments below! Your tips are not limited to only dogs and cats, but ALL pets! 💘
My name is Bree Weasner, and I’ve been bringing pet owners like you valuable information on pet nutrition and natural holistic alternatives to conventional pet care since 2001.
New Jersey, USA