According to the 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association about 62% of U.S. families own a pet or pets.
Pets are not only great companions but have proven to help those with depression, allergies, sickness and overall health of their owners. But they also come with financial responsibilities.
We have tried to break down the cost of owning a pet for a lifetime. Of course some pets cost more than others for example a show dog, but based on the buying behavior or our customers, we can generalize on the average cost of a pet for a lifetime.
*Prices are based on an average pet; these prices can vary depending on the size or breed of your pet. The prices do not include cost of adoption or breeding.