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Q: how much do you spend on your pet

May 27, 2010 | By Meghan S. | 5 answers | Expired: 1508 days ago

Meghan S.

i was wondering how much does everyone spend on their dog in a months time. Toys clothes beds food etc i spend to about 200 a month on my dog wierd right but i do between dog food grooming cost and little outfits and also we have playdates once a month with our friends so when its our turn to host thats dog treats and ppl treats and when we have throw birthday parties that a present and additonal cost but thats a few time a year heres how my monthly cost goes:
grooming 30 dollars
food 75 dollars( this is treats food and ice cream)
accesories 50 dollars
toys 25 dollars
and then when we have to host a party thats another new outfit and treats and stuff for everyone i spend alot so what about everyone else

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Josiesue02
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Jun 01, 2010

I have 4 cats a dog and a puppy and spend about $80 a month on food and kitty litter and probably $20 a month on Treats. $100 a year on my cats Asthma medicine. and about $70 on my dogs flea medicine each year.

But then again i am very cautious about my pets health my cats very rarely get wet food (my asthmatic cat gets sick easy when we give him new food and dont think its fair for all the others to get it). My dogs only get wet food 2-3 times a week. They get little treats about every day and then they get chew bones which last the puppy a while and my older dog doesnt really eat.

I think clothes for dogs are rediculous, they have fur and adding clothes can overheat them not to mention they look rediculous wearing them. Neither my dog nor my puppy have groomable hair so i do save money there.

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Jillian
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Jun 01, 2010

yikes. i don't even want to know.

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Michele E.
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May 30, 2010

I have never really thought about it. I bake alot of treats, etc. so it is hard to quantify the costs for our three dogs since many times their treats come out of our grocery bills. I would bet that $200 a month would be about right. One dog goes through a bag of tennis balls every couple of months.

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Mary C.
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May 29, 2010

I own a pet supply store and even with wholesale costs I spend about the same for 4 little dogs and a cat. My pet food : $70
Toys and treats: $30
Flea treatments and supplies (cat litter) : $65
Misc : (clothes, ribbons, grooming supplies) : $30
Grooming every 2 months : $85
Items from other pet stores : $ 80
If I had to buy all my pet stuff at another pet store it would cost me more than double this!

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daryl b.
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May 28, 2010

i am lucky as bird supplies are cheaper then for other pets. it cost me about $10.00 a month including seed and treats and an ocasional new toy

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