|Barked: Mon Jul 15, '13 6:16pm PST |
|Depends largely on where you live..
However, good quality food can cost anywhere from $30+ per bag, and that can be anything from a bi-weekly cost, to a monthly cost depending on how much you get. For example, I buy Acana at $65 a bag, every three weeks for two small dogs(25 lbs and 30 lbs), for a 28 lb bag.
Then you have Veterinary care(having some savings aside in case of emergency Vet costs is always recommended), plus your yearly check ups if you decide to do that, vaccinations(again, if you decide to go that route, I personally don't vaccinate beyond puppy shots), as well as microchip or tattoo and spay/neuter(again, if you decide to go that route - I usually wait until the dog is two years minimum first).
Then, to top it off, grooming fees if you don't want to groom the dog yourself, nail trims if you prefer someone else doing it.
Then you have to factor in a crate, treats, toys, pet beds, etc. I believe my local Humane Society ESTIMATES the cost of a dog at about MINIMUM $2000 per year(granted, they also consider toys a one time cost, which, for as destructible as they are, are NOT a one time only cost, lol). I estimate it as far higher because I spoil my dogs and I feed them an expensive diet. But keep in mind that I also have two.
And don't forget local city dog licensing fees too!
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