A revealed that pet owners drastically underestimate the cost of owning a dog, cat or other beloved pet over its lifetime.
Depending on the breed of dog or cat you own, grooming can be a relatively minor cost or a budget-breaking one. Long haired breeds require much more grooming than short haired breeds, although you can often reduce the cost of grooming by handling it yourself. Brushing your pet’s hair daily and trimming their nails at home can save $50 per month.
Let's put these costs into some kind of perspective, so you'll know exactly what you might have to give up for the sake of your cat. These costs vary by location,size, age, and health of your cat, and are just general estimates
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$80 total cost for Mom cat and UP TO 5 of her kittens
Let’s talk about cats and X-rays. What are they? Why do cats need them? How can X-ray check-ups help your feline furball when it comes to health-related complications? What types of X-ray does your cat need? And most importantly – how much does a cat X-ray cost?In reality, Simba was already quite ill. All subtle symptoms of pain and disease (meowing, restless, excessive licking) were overlooked or not taken seriously by his owner. A cat that normally eats and drinks is not necessarily healthy. If the behavior of Simba had been reason enough to go to the vet, the cost at this stage would have been:American research shows that cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. The number of owned cats however, keeps increasing. Why do more and more people refuse to go the vet? This phenomenon can partly be explained by a lack of funding. People can simply not afford the increasing costs of medical care for their animals. But there are other factors that also play a role. Some cat owners just don’t understand the importance of going to the vet. A lot of cats find a visit to the vet extremely stressful and therefore their owners find the visit very stressful. The Foundation offers a low-cost spay/neuter program for cats and kittens at a veterinary clinic in Morton every week. Owners bring their cats to the veterinary clinic in Morton in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon. In addition, the Foundation transports cats from locations in Peoria to the clinic in Morton for the spay/neuter program. The cost for the program is $30 for males, $40 for females, and $10 for a rabies shot if the cat is not currently vaccinated. For 5 ½ years, the Foundation also had a program in which it transported feral cats (wild cats that cannot be handled) to the Animal Protective League in Springfield but currently refers people needing to spay or neuter feral cats to other groups doing transports. Call for referrals.The cost of an X-ray check-up depends on several main factors. Location of the vet clinic Type of X-ray Need of sedation prior to X-ray X-rayed area of the cat’s body Your personal budgetHow much dog and cat owners spend on their four-legged family members varies widely. Cats are cheaper than dogs, according to an ASPCA study on the , but small dogs breeds can be cheaper to own than cats. The group examined capital costs — one-time expenditures such as a leash, a carrier and the cost of getting the pet spayed or neutered. They also tallied recurring costs, including medical bills, food, litter for cats, licenses, toys/treats and health insurance.