LIONS FOUNDATION OF CANADA DOG GUIDES
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and its founding program, Canine Vision Canada, was established in 1983. It’s the largest school of its kind in Canada with its training school in Oakville and breeding facility in Breslau.
How Much Does it Cost to Own a Pet in Canada?
Love may be priceless, but taking care of a pet is a responsibility with ongoing financial commitments. That is why the cost of owning a pet in Canada is a vital factor to consider before welcoming a new furry family member into your home.
The price of owning a pet is particularly high in its first year of life. To be more specific, a puppy and kitten can cost you about $2,600 and $1,900, respectively, revealed a www.RateSupermarket.ca study.
YEAR ONE: MUST-HAVES
Necessary must-have items that contribute to high costs in the beginning include:
– Litter boxes
Of course, some of these items will have to be replaced sooner or later due to wear and tear or as pets grow.
YEAR ONE: VETERINARY EXPENSES
Keep the following costs in mind.
- Microchipping (one-time)
- Spaying or neutering (one-time)
- First-year vaccinations (followed by annual ones)
- Litter for cats
- Annual check-ups
- Annual renewal of pet licence (where required)
- Pet insurance (can cost between $20 to $60 a month)
Without pet insurance, injury, illness or accidents can put you back thousands of dollars
- Annual cost for a puppy : +/- $590.00
- Annual cost for a kitten : +/- $357.00
TOTAL COST OF OWNING A PET IN CANADA
|Insurance, Licenses & Training||$792.00||$371.00|
In year one, owning a dog will cost you about $700 more than owning a cat.