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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