The Cost of Pet Ownership

How Much Do Our Pets Cost? 

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What expenses come to mind when thinking about caring for your pet? Food, water and routine healthcare are the basis of pet ownership. But how much does all that add up to every year? 

According to one report, the first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270, and $1,070 for a cat! These figures can vary greatly depending on the breed, size, diet, and cost of obtaining your pet (adoption or breeder). After the first year, the same report estimates the annual pet expenses at $695 and $705 for dogs and cats respectively. 


So what can you do to cut costs for your pet? As part of the family, we all want our pets to have the best life possible. Wellness plans and pet insurance can help! 

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Routine vet visits are just a fact of pet ownership. Annual exams, vaccines and lab tests are crucial to keeping our pets healthy and happy. But what about the unexpected visits? You're at the dogpark and your dog suddenly stops playing fetch and holds his hind leg up in pain. Or, your cat gets into your knitting yarn and won't now she won't move or eat. Torn ligaments and exploratory surgeries are just a couple of the medical scenarios that can add up to thousands of dollars. 

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Make pet ownership worry free by investing in a wellness plan and pet insurance! Wellness plans include all routine exams, vaccinations and labwork, and pet insurance covers all of the surprises in between!

How much is peace of mind worth to you?

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Give us a call today to enroll your pet. And, don't forget that wellness plans enrollment is just $10 for all of June!