Pet-o-nomics 101: A Closer Look at the Lifetime Costs of Pet Ownership

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Cost of Owning a Dog, Cat, Fish or Bird

Needless to say, owning a pet is huge responsibility, but how much does that doggy in the window really cost?

Aside from the initial cost of purchasing a pet, or better yet: adopting one, there’s a whole slew of other expenses that accompany pet parenthood, and in an attempt to help anyone looking forward to bringing a new pet into their home and heart, we’ve created the following infographic, based on data from the ASPCA.

Below, we break down many of the initial and recurring costs of pet ownership, based on animal type, and even though some of the numbers may shock the inexperienced pet owner, it’s extremely important to note that the infographic does not cover medical expenses, which as many pet owners know, can be monumental depending on the type of animal and breed.

That being said, if you’re looking at becoming a proud pet parent, we here at CertaPet wish you and your new family member the absolute best, and if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to share them with us and we’ll be more than happy to respond!

And now, without further ado:

 

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Cost Of Owning A Pet

 

 

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