Infographic: The Lifetime Costs of Pets

This year, Mint users will make 5 million pet-related purchases, totaling more than $216 million dollars. That’s an average of $42.96 per transaction!

Like any parent, pet owners can be impulse buyers. A quick trip to the pet store for dog food can evolve into picking up treats, toys, and accessories for your furry friend. But when it comes to your spoiling your “kids,” money is no object, right? Not so fast.

“It takes a lot more than love, treats, and toys to give your pet a happy life,” says Beth Ward, Chief Operating Officer at Humane Society Silicon Valley. “If you really love your pets or you’re thinking of adopting one, then you need to be aware of the hard costs involved.”

In partnership with Quicken and Humane Society Silicon Valley, the following infographic has been created to capture the lifetime costs of owning pets. We kindly ask that you share it with current and prospective pet owners. Let’s make this world a better place for man’s best friend and his animal pals!

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  1. This is great

  2. The costs sure add up.

  3. this is great info on the cost of having a pet. Not every new owner realizes how much it will cost and it is not fair to the pet if you cannot take good care of it. Every person looking to get a pet should read this!

  4. I didnt know a fish or a turtle would be that much but a cat or a dog that makes sense- and I wouldnt trade mine for the world!

  5. this is an awesome post! i totally agree they are worth every penny and this is great for ppl who are thinking of getting a pet! they can see how much it will cost.

  6. Jude Skocki Kelly

    and they are worth every penny 🙂

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