Pet Costs

We love our pets, but sometimes new owners can underestimate the regular cost of having a pet. Check out these tips to help you budget for a pet and consider all the (potentially unexpected) pet costs you're likely to incur over their lifetime.

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How Much Does It Cost to Spay or Neuter a Cat?

When you’re budgeting to adopt a cat, don’t forget to include the cost of a spay or neuter procedure. This one-time expense is important for your kitty’s health and happiness, and to prevent overpopulation.

How Much Does It Cost to Microchip Your Dog?

Microchips were designed to reunite pets and their owners in a simple, safe way. But is the peace of mind worth the expense?

Everything You Need to Know About The Cost of a Vet Visit

Nobody wants a surprise cost at a vet visit. Here are insights into what’s covered at various vet visits, and how much each vet visit will cost.

Understanding the Cost of Pet Insurance

Get the facts to help you decide if pet insurance is worth it for your cat or dog, and then choose the kind of coverage that will be best for you.

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What Does Owning a Dog Really Cost?

Think you’re ready to own a dog? Be sure you can afford a dog before you decide to adopt or purchase a pet. Here are a few of the costs associated with owning a dog.

How Much Does it Cost to Adopt a Dog?

Get a good idea of the costs—from adoption fees and other up-front costs to on-going ones such as supplies and vet bills—before you adopt a dog.  

What Are the True Costs of Owning a Cat?

We’re not kitten around—cats make great pets. But how much can you expect to spend as an owner? Take a look at these figures (and try not to get hissy about it).