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 Brittany Kennedy 7 years ago
How much does it cost per month to have a pet?Does it differ depending on which animal you have?
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 Linda Liebrand 7 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 Cagsil 9 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 GiblinGirl 6 years ago
For me it's when she curls up in my lap and nestles her head against my stomach.
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I'm asking for some clarification on HP's editorial policies. I assumed the editors for Owlcation were requesting writers use "real-sounding names" in order for their work to be moved over, but I've seen some things lately that make me wonder if that is the case. Healdove and Remedy Grove...
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