Why Is Dog Ownership So Expensive?

Dogs are living creatures with many needs that must be met if they’re to stay healthy and happy. Necessary expenses are simply part of this labor of love.

Are There Any Ways to Make Owning a Dog Less Expensive?

You can groom and train your dog at home. You can also use discarded household items for your pet, such as old sheets and blankets, instead of purchasing a dog bed. 

Additionally, try to keep up with preventive care and consider purchasing pet insurance to minimize health expenses

How Often Should You Reassess Your Budget for Dog Expenses?

You can draft a new budget as your dog ages, as its needs will change as it gets older. Check your spending at defined intervals and adjust your budget as needed.

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