Pet Ownership Costs Guide for 2017

Can you Afford a Pet?

That furry face and those corn chip feet try to sucker us into wanting to take home the whole litter. Can you afford to take care of just one for the long haul?

Keeping their tummies full is one thing. The adoption/breeder fees, vet visits (vaccinations, dental care, medications, spaying/neutering, emergencies), grooming, training, pet insurance, and of course, don’t forget about their toys, bedding, kennel and those cute sweaters can add up to thousands of dollars over the life of your pet.

Thesimpledollar.com has posted a guide and interactive calculator that covers nearly every expense imaginable for pet owners.

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/pet-cost-calculator/

Average Initial and Lifetime Pet Costs by thesimpledollar.com.

Dangers of Leaving Your Dog Alone in a Car.

Most of us know that leaving a dog alone inside of a hot car is dangerous. But did you know, that even cracking a window or leaving the air conditioning on can’t always save your dog? They can still suffer from heatstroke, suffocation, cardiac arrest or even death, in some cases.

GLOBALTINT reminds us, with this great infographic, why it’s safer to make other arrangements for your dogs if they can’t go everywhere you go.

Danger of Leaving Dog in Hot Car

Dangers of Leaving Your Dog in a Hot Car

image source: http://globaltint.co.uk/blog/dangers-of-leaving-your-dog-in-a-hot-car-infographic/