Family & Life – Pets
Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience, but it comes with a financial responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It costs about $1,520 a year to own a dog and $1,158 for a cat. On a national level, Americans spent a staggering $53 billion on their pets in 2012, according to the American Pet Products Association.
Check out our infographic containing annual pet costs, pet insurance costs and more to find out the true cost of owning a pet.
From gerbils to puppies to rabbits to cats, people have a lot of choices for household pets these days. Depending on your lifestyle, you may be better suited for a certain type of pet. While there may be certain stereotypes of cat people and dog people, use this guide instead to discover the best pet for you.
Do you experience separation anxiety when leaving your 4-legged friend behind while you’re on vacation? Luckily, there’s a simple solution – plan a dog-friendly getaway. Whether you and your pet are beach bums or active movers and shakers, there are plenty accommodating trip ideas the whole family can enjoy.