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Financially* speaking ONLY, what are some of the most expensive parts of pet ownership? ~

 

*As opposed to the emotional costs, the mental costs, physical costs, etc.

Posted - August 30, 2020

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  • 13402
    My cat costs me about  $800 annually for food, probably couple hundred for litter, catnip, toys & stuff.

    I had one cat that cost me about  $1000 medical expenses but that was over his lifetime of 19 years.  This post was edited by Kittigate at November 22, 2022 7:47 AM MST
      August 30, 2020 10:26 PM MDT
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  • 15499
    Veterinarians. Pets cost more than people.
      August 31, 2020 2:18 AM MDT
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  • 42825
    Agreed. Even the cat's flea/tick meds are $250 a year.
      August 31, 2020 6:28 AM MDT
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  • 9315
    That's crazy! I get 8 months of Frontline Plus for my cat-sized dog for $56. I think you're getting ripped off. 
      August 31, 2020 6:19 PM MDT
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  • 4736
    Here that’s reversed.  I’d be thrilled if my doctor would cost less than the veterinarian.
      November 22, 2022 8:23 AM MST
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  • 15499
    Australia - GPs are free, that's why our taxes are higher. Universal healthcare, every civilised nation in the world has that, EXCEPT the US. But it doesn't cover pets.
      November 22, 2022 2:13 PM MST
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  • 5810
         For my cat....Dentists and Drs.
    Her dentist told me she needed
    a thousand $s for teeth problems
    plus $300.00 for blood work.
    Last time...
    some cat beat her up
    cost $700.00 to
    repair wounds.
    ...not counting flea stuff every month 
    toe nail clipping every month.
    plus can food, dry food, treats...
    Yikes!!
      August 31, 2020 10:31 AM MDT
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  • 6026
    If we exclude constant costs such as food ... old age, and the surgeries/medicines that go with it.
      August 31, 2020 11:38 AM MDT
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  • 9315
    Couture clothing... only the best for my pups. 


      August 31, 2020 6:24 PM MDT
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  • 50733

     

      I’m not sure they like it. (I’m reporting you to PETA. Grrrrrrr.)







    ~

      November 22, 2022 7:45 AM MST
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  • 21402
    LOVE it!!!!!   :)
      November 22, 2022 7:47 AM MST
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  • 9315
    Those French bulldogs are ridiculously cute!! 

    They actually only wear clothing when it's stupid cold outside. I'm not as far gone as the bottom pic's lady. 

    Yet.  
      November 23, 2022 8:16 PM MST
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  • 21402

    Great question. I especially appreciated the footnote to your question.
    My mind jumped to the emotional and mental costs to me (selfish me).
    But as the only human in my household, I miss my cats who have passed.

    I guess I've never thought about the financial costs.
      November 22, 2022 7:51 AM MST
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  • 4736
    It’s definitely the cost of feeding them.  Vet bills come in second.
      November 22, 2022 8:37 AM MST
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