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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.

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How Much Does it Cost to Own a Pet in Canada?

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COMPARING COSTS

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 for cats and dogs

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)

ONGOING EXPENSES

  • Food
  • Grooming
  • Litter for cats
  • Annual check-ups
  • Annual renewal of pet licence (where required)
  • Pet insurance (can cost between $20 to $60 a month)

PET INSURANCE

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

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In year one, owning a dog will cost you about $700 more than owning a cat.

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