The cost of pet maintenance is the third and fourth most common reason given by dog and cat owners, respectively, for relinquishing their pets. Animals in which owners have made a greater investment, including those that were purchased, have been spayed or neutered, or have had other veterinary care, are less likely to be relinquished. The cost of caring for a dog over the average life span of twelve years is estimated to be about $12,100
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The cost of the daily maintenance of a pet varies widely depending on the animal’s size and type. Any pet will add expenses to the household, but some will add more than others.
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