Dog Budget

The above does not include emergency medical care, initial vaccinations, obedience classes, the cost of fencing, dog house or bed. This also does not include the cost of your time needed for walking, playing and caring for your dog.

For a spayed female, mixed breed, medium sized dog:

Minimum Cost Per Year (Approximate)

 

Food and Treats

 
12 bags of dog food(18kg) @ $45.00 $540.00
2 boxes biscuit treats per month @ 3.99 $95.76
8 cans dog food (397g) per month @ $1.99 $191.04
4 rawhide chews per month @ $6.00 $288.00

Veterinary Care

 
Yearly visit - exam and vaccinations $120.00

Grooming

 
Spring bath and brush out $40.00

License

 
City Of Calgary license fee $28.50

Vacation

 
2 weeks dog care @ 25.00 per day $350.00
   

Subtotal

$1,694.30

GST

$84.22


TOTAL

$1779.02

   

One Time Costs

 
Spaying (female) and tattoo $250.00
Food and water dishes $8.50
Collar and leash $17.00
Brush and comb $15.00
Toys - balls, frisbees, etc $20.00
   

Subtotal

$310.50

GST

$15.53


TOTAL

$326.02

 

Is it worth it? YOU BET IT IS!

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