May 6, 2010

How much does it cost to raise a dog?

G'day Dog Lovers,

Ever wondered how much it costs to raise a dog? Well, new research from Bankwest shows that Aussie families spend more than $25,000 on their pet dog over its lifetime.

The "Family Pooch Index" revealed that the average Australian family outlays $2,452 per year for the care of their canine, on top of their initial purchase of the pup for $585. Over the average 10-year lifespan of a dog, this adds up to more than $25,000.

Pet food and other gourmet treats eat up the bulk of the annual cost - $1200. Veterinary costs weigh in at $450 per year and additional dog care, such as grooming, dog walking, dog dietician and a dog trainer, contribute $405 to the overall cost each year.

Some media figures and news articles have expressed shock at these figures but, as all dog lovers know, our pooches are worth every penny.

3 comments:

Ruby said...

I reckon Dogs don't have to be that much I reckon it should start from hundred and go up to a thousand no more than that seriously but that's my apinion

Anonymous said...

Hey Ruby I reckon that's a great idea

buy brown leather jacket women said...

The jackets that we sell are replicas of the coats worn by top television celebrities because it is a growing trend to copy them when it comes to fashion. These celebrities have really become the trendsetters. This leisure was hitherto in reach of only the rich and the rest could only dream about it. But now these jackets are available for all people who want to buy them because of our affordable prices. So we welcome you to come and buy celebrity jackets of excellent quality and know more about us and our products!