It’s no secret that buying a puppy can be expensive! Not only is there the price of your new pet but there’s all the equipment too… bed, toys, collar… the list could go on! But what about when your pup has grown up? How much can you expect to spend on your pooch on a monthly and yearly basis? We’ve broken down the costs!
Food is one of the most variable cost when owning a dog. Of course it depends on the size of your dog, but also on what you prefer to feed them. Non-branded tinned foods are one of the cheapest options whilst raw feed can be far more expensive. As a rough guide, it’s likely you’ll spend somewhere between £15-£20 per month.
You’ll need to make sure that you’re providing your dog with regularly worming treatments, about once every 3 months. Treatments can cost around £10-15.
When your pup grows up you’ll need to make the decision if you’re going to spray him/her. Although it’s entirely up the owner you’ll need to consider the cost. It’ll be around £60-£180.
You may have already had your pup microchipped when they were younger, but if you haven’t already you’ll need to get it done! It’ll only cost you £15-£20.
Although it’s not a legal requirement to have pet insurance it’s always advisable. It may be another monthly cost but it could save you thousands of pounds! Pet insurance can vary in cost, depending on the breed of dog and any health issue your pup may already have. As an estimate, insurance is likely to cost around £8-£18 per month.
Vet bills can be unavoidable. Although your pet insurance will cover the cost of any injuries of illness, it won’t cover the cost of your dog’s booster vaccinations which will cost you around £60 a year.
You’ll need to provide a flea treatment for your dog this should be on a monthly basis, or failing that at least once a month. You’re looking at a cost of around £5 per month.
It goes with out saying that you’re going to buy extras for your pooch. Whether it’s that expensive toy or a classy rain coat, there’s going to be accessories that you need to account for. You also need to think about shampoos, dog grooming and any replacements of equipment you’ll need to pay for. And of course to pay for your Gencon All-In-One!