The breed of dog you choose will greatly impact the real cost of ownership. Larger dogs require more food and more space. Some dog breeds are prone to health issues. All of that must be factored in. Some require grooming, while others can just be bathed. Barring any health issues, the cost vaccinations, food, toys, grooming or bathing products, leash, collar, food/water bowls, toys, treats, nail clippers and brushes, cropping/docking if applicable, and heartworm meds should all be factored into the real cost of owning a dog. If you rent your home, a pet deposit may also need to be added to the cost. In addition, the actual cost of the dog or adoption fees need to be considered.
A lot I have one: Pet insurance, Medical Bills, Grooming, food, treats no to mention everything they destroy but there is no denying they are amazing.
by Deidra26 7 years ago
Why is it that we cannot have a civil discourse on the real cost of war like we do about health?
by Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago
How much does it cost per month to have a pet?Does it differ depending on which animal you have?
by Linda Liebrand 6 years ago
What dog breeds are the most expensive/cheap to keep and why?Keeping a dog is not always as cheap as it might seem and I was wondering if some breeds are more expensive to keep than others. Including everything from buying the dog, to vets costs, to training classes to grooming, amount of food,...
by alexandriaruthk 6 years ago
The cost of house and mortgage rates went down, why is it that owning a house is still far fetched?The housing bubble in 2007 affected the US economy. Five years after, mortgage rates (interest) went down and the prices of houses are more affordable, still many people are renting and can't buy...
by Cagsil 8 years ago
Hey Hubbers.I'm doing a dedication to the Women Hubbers. Why?Because more people are interested in Women, than Women are in men only. Even women search for other women, someone who they can look up to or follow in their footsteps.I'm looking to create a Hub about the Women of HubPages.I require a...
by Marian L 6 years ago
How much does it cost to keep a dog?I am thinking of getting a small to medium sized rescue dog but want to find out first how much it will likely cost me to keep. Prices and costs in pounds would be better thanks :-) and actual numbers rather than 'a lot' would be better too!
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