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Benchmark Wealth Management
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Are You Prepared for Pet Care Costs?

Pets can be wonderful companions. If you're spending more time alone or working from home, you may be thinking about adopting a pet yourself. But before you bring home a new dog or cat, you should consider — and not underestimate — the time and money you might spend on your four-legged friend.

Based on surgical and routine vet visits, food, boarding, grooming and toys, dogs cost about $1,323 annually. Cats cost $854.

Source: 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, American Pet Products Association