While many people focus on finding space for a potential pet or figuring out pet care responsibilities, many overlook that owning a pet can be a hefty, extraneous expense. Many pet care related items add up, and the cost of owning a pet should be considered carefully.

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We gathered some of the average costs involved with owning a pet, including food, medical expenses, toys, insurance, and other miscellaneous items.

Having a pet is more expensive than you think!

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