Get your pet care costs into shape
Pet insurance, food, toys, bedding – the costs can all mount up. We're here to help you stay on track with your finances.
Whether you’re thinking of getting a pet, or have recently become a pet owner, with our expert guidance and helpful tips you can stay in control and make sure your pet care costs are kept in good shape.
Costs to think about
Here are some initial things to think about when getting a dog or puppy.
- Pet insurance
- How to care for your dog on a budget
- Buying a puppy and the costs involved
- Dog care while you're away
- Addressing behaviour problems
PDSA estimate that the cost of owning a dog can range from at least £50 to £80 per month. And these costs could range from £4,600 to £30,800 over their lifetime. These figures don't include any vet fees.
Preventative care that could save you money
- Neutering your dog
- Flea treatment
- Worming treatment
- Keeping their weight right
- Take care of their teeth
- A well trained dog could save accidental vet bills
Taking preventative steps like vaccinations, flea and worm treatment and keeping on top of your dog's weight could mean the difference between a healthy dog and poorly one. The healthier your pet is, the less likely they'll need a trip to the vet where costs can really mount up.