PET CARE COSTS by hcj

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									PET CARE COSTS
How much is that doggie (or kitty, rabbit, rat, goldfish or guinea pig…) in the shelter window? In addition to the initial cost of adoption, there’s a whole litany of expenses that the average pet owner will incur within a year. To make it easier for you to plan for your new arrival, we’ve prepared a financial breakdown of the annual costs of caring for a variety of species.
Costs Annual Costs Food Recurring medical Litter Toys/Treats License Health Insurance Misc. Annual Total Capital Costs Spay/neuter Other initial medical Collar/Leash Litter box Scratching post Cage Carrier bag Crate Aquarium Eqpt. Training class Capital Total Special Costs Long Hair Groom First year total 1 2 3 Notes Sm Dog Med Dog Lg Dog Cat Rabbit G. Pig Sm Mamm Sm Bird Fish

1 2 3

$55 $210 $40 $15 $225 $35 $580

$120 $235 $55 $15 $225 $45 $695

$235 $260 $75 $15 $225 $65 $875

$115 $160 $165 $25 $175 $30 $670

$190 $70 $415 $40

$105 $70 $415 $30

$50

$75 $85

$20

$210 $25

$25

4

$15 $730

$15 $635

$15 $300

$15 $200

$15 $35

$190 5 $70 $25

$200 $70 $30

$220 $70 $35

$145 $130 $10 $25 $15 $40

$160

$25 $100 $40 $70 $40 $70

$40 $35 6 $110 $470

$60 $95 $110 $565

$125 $200 $110 $560 $365 $325 $70 $40 $70 $200

$264 $1,314

$320 $1,580

$408 $1,843 $1,035 $1,055 $705 $340 $270 $235

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Premium brand dry kibble Exam, vaccinations, heartworm preventative & topical flea/tick preventative Scoopable litter for cats, scooped daily; hardwood shavings or recycled paper products for rabbits, guinea pigs and small mammals, changed at least weekly Insurance coverage varies: some policies cover spay/neuter, vaccinations and heartworm medication. The annual deductible will also vary depending on the policy. Deworming, basic blood tests & microchip Basic twenty gallon set up with light/hood, outside filter, undergravel filters, air pump and gravel Does not include fish.


								
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