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

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Author: Steve Monahan

Steven Monahan is a best-selling author and the Founder and Chairman of  GPA Charities and Black Dog Syndrome.org. Steve presents at school education programs and adult seminars. He shares his insights, expertise, and passion on the human-animal bond; including, pet nutrition, pet care, animal welfare and Black Dog Syndrome. Steve has been honored by the State of Georgia for his dedication to families and pets. He can be reached at Steve@GreenPetsAmerica.org