How Much Do You Spend On Your Pets?

June 25, 2010 11:27 am

image Do you know how much your pets cost you a month? Every 6 months? A year perhaps?

Recently my bank (RBC) introduced a finance tracker which allows you to categorize and see exactly where you're spending your money. For kicks, I decided to see how much my pets are costing me (seeing that I just spent $20 on a dog nail trimmer AGAIN!) and the results were somewhat surprising.

Over the course of the last 3 months - I've spent over $400 on my pets. Vet Care accumulated $185 of that, Pet Food was $120, and Pet Insurance racked up $80, the nail trimmer I just bought was another $20.

I don't even think that includes the big bag of dog food I purchased at the silent auction for a charity for $38.

Wow.. that's a lot of money!! over $100 a month on the hounds! That's not even counting the over 2K I spent on Hunters surgeries in January and February.

I guess it doesn't matter whether you're buying dog food or you're looking for Ferrari parts for your recently broken down car - it all costs money, and if you don't keep track, the amounts over time can be staggering.

I know that I'll be using this budget tracker over time to see where my money is really being spent, but I wanted to post this to let you know that pets can be expensive..

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