The Cost Of Owning A Dog or Cat Is Over $13,000!

By djsheryl on May 10, 2021
A girl holds her dog at the “Barking Lot” cafe in Saudi Arabia’s eastern Gulf city of Khobar, 450 kilometres east of the capital, on September 25, 2020. – Dog owners in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy a cup of coffee outside their home alongside their beloved pets in a new cafe — a first for the ultra-conservative kingdom. The Barking Lot, which opened its doors in June in the coastal city of Khobar, has brought them much relief amid restrictions on animals in public places. Dogs are generally prohibited from walking in public and, unlike cats, are considered unclean in Islam, which originated in Saudi Arabia. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

A new study just came out that says the average cost of owning a dog or cat is $13,220. This is based on the average life span of 10 years and includes things like food, toys, and veterinary care. It all works out to $111 dollars a month. This sounds about right to me. My cat has to have prescription food and he has had higher than usual vet bills this last year, so his “total” is probably going to end up higher than that….and you know what, he’s worth it! I figure he has saved me at least that amount in therapy just for 2020 alone! LOL

You know, the Sacramento SPCA is a great place to adopt your pet because they cover all of the initial veterinary care costs. They also have several programs to help people afford to keep their pets healthy and happy. I’ve been out to their facility and can tell you 100% that the animals there are LOVED and very well cared for! If you’re looking for a furry companion, they are the best place to start looking!

(Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

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