Common Problems in Pets
Pets Get Sick Too
We share a lot in common with our furry family members. Both good and bad. And one issue we can relate to is our health. Just like humans, pets get sick and injured. Consider these facts about pet health:
- Every 6 seconds a pet owner is faced with a bill over $1,000
- Veterinary expenses in the U.S. exceeded $19 billion in 2019
- 1 in 3 pets will need urgent vet care this year alone
Your Pet is Unique
No pet is the same. Dogs are entirely different than cats and Labrador Retrievers are completely different than Yorkshire Terriers. So as a responsible pet parent, it’s important to understand your pet’s specific breed and any hereditary issues he or she may be susceptible to. Start learning about your unique pet here…
Pet Parenting is Not Cheap
Having a pet is not a responsibility to be taken lightly. These loveable animals are 100% dependent on our love, support and care. From vaccinations to nutrition to veterinary care, our furry family members need a lot (but they deserve it too!) It’s important to set aside enough money to properly care for your pet.
For example, getting a new puppy is a big responsibility. It is also a significant financial responsibility.
According to Petco, the first year owning a puppy will cost $511 to $6,600. The range depends on the type of breed, where you live and whether or not your puppy has any health issues. From year two on the annual cost of puppy ownership ranges between $287 to $2,485.
Bottom line, few things in life will bring you more joy than a wagging tail or cuddly kitten, but taking care of a pet comes with a lot of responsibility and the bills can really add up over the years!