- Pet owners spend an average of $126.19 every month on their furry friends, according to a recent survey.
- Dogs are more costly than cats, but canines are not the most expensive pets.
- Fish are the cheapest pets; fish owners spend $62.53 a month on their aquatic friends.
Pets are often part of the family, and animal lovers certainly have to pay to take care of them.
Americans spend an average of $126.19 every month on their pets, according to a recent survey of over 1,000 pet owners. That’s a lot of dog bones and kitty litter.
But the cost of pet ownership varies depending on the type of animal you have. The American Veterinary Medical Association found that 36.5% of US households own dogs and 30.4% have cats. Dog owners also spend more money than cats, who are apparently low maintenance.
See how much it costs to take care of a pet every month, ranked from least to most expensive.
Fish: $62.53 per month
Rabbits: $65 per month
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Mice or rats: $80 per month
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