Do you think pet care is expensive?

@rg0205 (2638)
Hong Kong
November 11, 2009 6:15pm CST
I have cats and dogs and boy, does it cost money to keep them. We have to spend for food (dry pellets), health care, vitamins, dewormers, shots and we do buy them clothes when it gets too cold. Then, we also have to buy shampoo. Sometimes we need special kinds for sensitive skin and what not and they do cost quite a lot of money. Do you think pet care is expensive? I do. For example, while we can afford it, I must say that the shampoo my dogs use is more expensive than what I use. Their shampoo costs an average of a whopping $20-$30 USD for a 650ml bottle. My Shampoo costs about $15 - $20 for a bottle of 700ml.
7 responses
• Canada
12 Nov 09
Yes, it is expensive. Pet care is also a hassle as you always have to bring it to the vet. But I guess the pets bring you happiness.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
13 Nov 09
Thanks for your input.
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
12 Nov 09
Yes it is. You can raise a child with that amount. However I do not worry about such things now. No pets no worry.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
13 Nov 09
You're right. You can raise a child with that amount. Thanks for commenting
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
12 Nov 09
Owning a pet is very expensive. If you have to go away the boarding can cost a fortune. But the love they give is most times worth the cost.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
13 Nov 09
Oh, yes, the boarding costs is a fortune. I know from personal experience. Thanks for commenting
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
12 Nov 09
Hi rg0205, Pet care is very expensive and because of it all pets don't get the kind of care that they deserve. I have 2 cats and am thinking about getting a dog but I'm wondering if we can afford it. It's very expensive just to take them to the vet for regular check ups. Blessings.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
12 Nov 09
I agree. You know, at least you're responsible enough to think about the cost of having a pet. Most people don't. They just keep having them without taking into consideration that if they can't afford pet care, then the animal suffers. Thanks for your comment and happy mylotting.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
12 Nov 09
yes, I do believe pet care is expensive. It cost me $35.00 just for the visit does not include shots or medication yet. Each shot can cost another $35.00 each and the medications can cost from $10.00 medication. I never tried any of those pet insurance s that you see on TV but I try to go to clinic the seem to less expensive and you do pay visit fee which helps if you 1 dog and 2 cats that need care. I try do the nail clipping my self and buy those special bones to keep there teeth healthy if I get ambitious I will brush there teeth. Ears are fussy with my pets so the is for the vet. Thank for a good question have a great day Sincerely Unique16
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
12 Nov 09
Thanks for the response. Yes, the consultation fees at the vet are expensive. Throw in the shots and other stuff, it's crazy. I don't need to clip their nails. They run around on cement so I think that takes care of the problem. We also do get the special bones to keep the teeth clean. We actually also buy toothpaste for dogs. As for the ears, well, so far, we haven't had any issues with their ears. Thanks and happy mylotting.
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
20 Dec 09
It is expensive, we have 4 dogs and I would say having a child would probably be less work for me than to have dogs. For the dogs toy need to spend for food... vitamins... vet... and these things costs more than the things i'm even getting for myself. Caring for the dogs costs money, and a lot of time, it's difficult for me to balance the time actually. But apart from all these... I do love my dogs... Lots.
@maximax8 (27048)
21 Nov 09
I do believe that pet care can be expensive. The larger the pet the higher the costs are likely to be. A hamster, a pair of gerbils, a group of mice or a couple of rats wouldn't be all that pricey. They would need a home like a cage or a tank, bedding and food. A rabbit and a guinea pig would be more expensive. They would need a wooden hutch and a safe area of garden to play in. All animals need to visit the vet sometimes. Now that can be amazingly expensive. Some owners of dogs and cats might worry about the cost of the vet bills. I have two dogs called Secret and Magic. Their dog food keeps going up and down in price, usually up. They are due to visit their vet next month for a yearly health check. Dog shampoo from a vet is priced very high indeed. My dog Secret had a shampoo for twelve pounds. My shampoo costs one to two pounds. My dog Magic got sick and the vet bill came to over one hundred pounds. In a recession prices can get higher and some pets can get neglected in some sad cases. At Christmas time some pets become home less and animal rescue places get completely full. This summer some people dumped animals. A horse rider found a cat in a box. A man found some kittens in box in a public toilet. A cat in a box was dropped on the door mat of a rescue home that was full. A dog or a cat is a life long commitment.