The Real Cost of Pets

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Pets bring us so much joy and ask for such little in return… or do they?

Considering how many years we have to spend looking after them, the average cost of owning a pet these days is far more than the price of a couple of tins of dog food.

Obviously some pets are cheaper than others (if you’re on a budget we suggest you get a goldfish rather than a Chihuahua), however our research shows that people drastically underestimate how much they will spend on their pet throughout its life.

The average person thinks a cat will cost the owner £7,400 over the animal’s lifetime when the actual cost is closer to £12,300.

Which is the most expensive pet to own? We don’t want to ruin the surprise, but let’s just say you won’t see it coming, even if it does move very slowly.

Find out the average cost of owning each type of pet and how much people thought it would cost here.