This Is How Much Americans Spend On Pets Over The Course Of Their Lifetime

While dogs and cats are loving and adorable, there’s one thing future pet owners need to realize – they don’t come cheap. 

A new survey finds:

  • Before bringing a pet home, the typical pet owner will spend $176 right off the bat for supplies and adoption fees.
  • Then they’ll likely spend another $111 month on their furbabies.
  • This of course can prove quite expensive, translating to $13,320 over 10 years, which is the average lifespan of most dogs and cats.

And pets aren’t just a financial burden, they can also add a lot of anxiety and worry to pet owners’ lives.

  • Owners' biggest concerns about their pets include:
    • That their pet will get hurt (46%)
    • That their pet will get sick (45%)
    • That their pet is unhappy (33%)
    • That their pet will get lost (31%)
    • That their pet will hurt someone (26%) 

Source:SWNS Digital

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