Monday, November 2, 2009

Average Cost of Pet Ownership

Pet ................First year cost .........Annual cost
small dog .........1,050 .....................580
medium dog.... 1,260.................... 695
large dog ..........1,435..................... 875
Cat.................... 1,035 .....................670
Rabbit ...............1,055..................... 730
Guinea Pig ..........705..................... 635
Small Mammal... 340.................... 300
Small Bird ............270 .....................200
Fish........................ 235....................... 35

Prices do not include adoption costs, tank set up for the fish, or purchase cost.
Source: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

8 comments:

smartchic said...

i'm not surprised for the fish being the least costly to own and the dogs for the most expensive.

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pet supplies said...

It's been a practice to feed fish to the dogs and dogs like it too...

Lifetime Pet Insurance said...

How did you get to these costs? I think in some cases it can even be bigger than that, depending on breed, type of pet etc...

Also, what did you include? pet insurance, grooming, food?

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