COST OF OWNING A DOG

SERVICE OR PRODUCT

1ST YEAR COST

1ST YEAR COST

 

ANNUAL COST

ANNUAL COST

 

PURCHASED

LOW

HIGH

 

LOW

HIGH

 

FOOD

300

1000

 

300

1000

 

VACCINATIONS

200

300

 

50

100

 

VET BILLS

50

400

 

50

400

 

SPAY OR NEUTER

150

500

 

0

0

 

DOG BED

25

150

 

25

50

 

TREATS

20

100

 

20

100

 

BONES NYLABONE OR BEEF

20

150

 

20

150

 

FOOD BOWLS

10

20

 

0

20

 

COLLARS

10

50

 

0

50

 

LEASH

5

30

 

5

30

 

TRAINING

0

2000

 

0

250

 

FENCE

0

5000

 

0

100

 

VITAMINS

50

200

 

50

200

 

FLEA & TICK CONTROL

150

250

 

150

250

 

HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE

60

100

 

60

100

 

SHAMPOO

10

25

 

10

25

 

GROOMING

0

300

 

0

300

 

GROOMING BRUSHES

10

50

 

10

50

 

DENTAL CARE

25

200

 

25

200

 

STAIN CLEANER

10

100

 

10

100

 

WASTE DISPOSAL

0

100

 

0

100

 

TRAINING AIDS & TOYS

25

300

 

25

300

 

BOARDING

0

500

 

0

500

 

CRATE

75

100

 

0

0

 

CAR RESTRAINT

0

100

 

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$1,205.00

$12,025.00

 

$810.00

$4,375.00

 

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE EMERGENCY TYPE CARE OR LONG TERM ILLNESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW

HIGH

 

TYPICAL TOTAL COST OVER THE LIFE OF A 12 YEAR OLD DOG

 

 

 

$10,115.00

$60,150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



THE INITIAL COST OF A HIGH QUALITY PUPPY IS A SMALL PART OF INVESTMENT IN OWNING YOUR DOG

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