Owning a pet can create bond that can last a lifetime. But before you purchase a pet, consider all the economic costs first.
Canadians love their pets. According to a 2009 Ipos Reid survey published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal, more than half of Canadian households have at least one dog or cat while about 13 per cent of households have both a cat and a dog.
Feeding and caring for cats, dogs and other pets can get expensive. The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OMVA) says it costs about $1,800 a year care for a dog and $1,500 for a cat. Here's a look at what you should be prepared for.
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- An indoor swimming pool or hot tub
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- A heated driveway … No more shovelling!
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