2013 Statistics – Cost to Care for a Dog or Cat

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Wonder what it costs to care for a pet?

Buddy came up with these statistics.

He’s now looking for a job to pay his own way…good boy!

According to the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, basic annual expenses for dog and cat owners in dollars include:

                                                                Dogs      Cats

Surgical Vet Visits                           $621     $382
Routine Vet                                        $231     $193
Food                                                       $239     $203
Food Treats                                          $65       $36
Kennel Boarding                              $327     $337
Vitamins                                                 $64       $77
Groomer/Grooming Aids               $61       $20
Toys                                                           $41       $23