How Much Does it Cost to Own a Dog?
What does it cost to own a dog you ask? A lot! Over the course of a dog’s life you will need to spend many, many thousands of dollars in order to care for them properly. We recommend discussing the exact costs with your breeder to get a better indication for the breed you are interested in.
In the meantime, here are some of the main costs that you will need to consider:
• Veterinary expenses and Pet Insurance
• Council registration
• Possible professional grooming
Your puppy should have had his first vaccination and been treated for worms by his breeder. The puppy will require vaccinating again at 12 and 16 weeks of age, and worming at approximately 10 and 12 weeks.
Consult your vet on products available for:
• Flea control
• Heartworm prevention.
These are essential, but can be quite costly.
De-sexing your puppy is also recommended if you don’t have any plans for future breeding or exhibiting.