Not even helicopter parenting can avoid these. Put simply, they happen and need to be factored into your pet parenting budget.
Our vets take the clippers to the real cost of grooming a dog or a cat these days.
On average, grooming a pet happens every 2-3 months, or whenever they start to get that wild, woolly look. (You know the one: when they can’t quite see out from beyond the ‘fro!)
And did we say ‘cat’ grooming? Sure did. It’s a real thing––so if you don’t do it currently, we’re here to help get you started.
Whether it’s a new puppy or kitty, our vets dig up the common costs you mightn’t have thought about in the first year.
We asked our vets to do some digging on the average lifetime cost of caring for a pet to give new pet parents better visibility.
From designer breeds to adoption shelters, our vets investigate what it actually costs to bring home a cat or dog these days.