What is the Average Annual Cost of a Dog

When thinking about getting any pet, one of the major concerns is how much they'll cost to care for. Dogs are definitely one of the lower-maintenance animals. The majority of money spent on pets is directed both towards food as well as vet check-ups.


The average annual cost of owning a dog is around $1,300 - $4,300 dollars a year. This would be between $100 and $360 a month. This differs depending on the age of the dog as well as the size. Older dogs are going to require more vet visits and checkups. If you want to go more in-depth with the overall cost, click here.


On average, dog food costs about $49.99. This is considering all different mixtures and sizes. This is not adding in cost of treats, so if you're like me and love to spoil your pet, I would add in about ten dollars a month. If you want more information on dog food, you can click here.


Vet bills are a big item to consider. They can easily range from fifty dollars to four hundred dollars. Another item to purchase for the health of your pets is vitamins and medication to kill of parasites. This would add another twenty dollars a month for flea and heartworm medication and ten dollars a month for vitamins. If you want to read more about this, click here.


Until Next Time,

Alanna - House of Furbaby


Article Sources: thesimpledollar.com, petfoodindustry.com, thesprucepets.com


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