Do you really want to know how much money you spend on your dog each year? Petplace.com found that small-to-medium dogs cost about $1,300 in the first year of their lives then $500-$900 annually thereafter. That can lead to a total as high as $12,700. Larger dogs, meanwhile, cost more per year ($1,000 to $1,800 as adults) – but the estimated lifetime cost of caring for a large dog only goes as high as $7,950, because larger dogs’ lifespans tend to be shorter, 8 years, versus a smaller dog’s 14 years. As the owner of 3 Yorkies, I know firsthand how expensive it is for all the veterinary care. This year alone, all 3 of our dogs had different medical issues that cost us a small fortune….
Priscilla had to have 7 teeth pulled, and was spayed after having her first and only litter of puppies, that was over $1000. Then our puppy Miracle ate something that made her very sick, and she had to undergo a battery of tests to eliminate any congenital liver issue, and that was another $10oo. Our oldest dog Elvis was blinded in one eye years ago when a neighbors pit bull jumped the fence in our yard and attacked him, and this year he injured the blind eye and required surgery to fix it because it was causing him pain, total cast was another $1500!
One things for sure, and that is I believe that my dogs are worth every penny and MORE! My life is so much better and happier because of my wonderful 4-legged friends. Money will never make me as happy as my little doggies do and that is a fact! How about you?
Is your dog worth all the money you spend?