After the initial expenditures, there will be additional, recurring expenses associated with your pet. For example, there will always be food to buy. Pet food can be a significant expense, so feeding the dog or cat should probably be figured into the monthly family food budget. After all, the pet is part of the family, right? Commercial pet foods vary in quality and cost, with premium foods commanding a premium price.
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Even so, your pet’s food bill should not be extraordinarily high, considering that she doesn’t dine out or ask to breeze through a fast food drive-through. Immunizations and parasite control will be recurring expenses. Vaccinations are usually more expensive for pups and kittens receiving the initial series of immunizations, but even older dogs and cats need occasional boosters.
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