Can You Afford a Pet? The Real Cost of Owning Cats and Dogs

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KEY POINTS
  • 65% of all US households have a dog or a cat or both.
  • How to ease the unexpected costs if you’re buying a pet in the next year.
  • 3 in 4 pet owners next year will make an unexpected trip to the vet.

Thinking about getting a pet, or have one that’s a not-so-inexpensive part of the family already? Take a look at our plan to weigh all of the costs of pet ownership, and make a smart strategy to keep them under control:

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Track The Cost Of Fluffy And Fido

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Marianne Ahlmann

Marianne Ahlmann

Marianne is Communications and Content Manager at Personal Capital.

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