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How Much Does Your Dog Cost?

French bulldog dog lying on money banknotes

Although we could never put a price on the love and companionship we get from our dogs, the ASPCA wants you to know how much it actually costs to care for a dog. Of course, it also takes time and love to raise a dog, but it’s important to consider your budgetary abilities if you are thinking about adding a dog to your pack. Continue reading How Much Does Your Dog Cost?

How much did you spend on your dog last year?

The American Pet Products Association reports that Americans spent $50.96 billion (yes, that’s a “b”) on their pets in 2011, the first time that number has broken $50 billion.  What did we spend it on?  About 65% goes to the essentials:  food and veterinary care.  The biggest growth category?  Services, including boarding, grooming, day care, and pet sitting, rose from $3.5 billion in 2010 to nearly $3.8 billion last year.  I guess that might be one indicator that the economy is improving!

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!