Can you believe some reputable dog bloggers and professionals have the balls to say that a dog only costs $27 per month.
In this week's episode, Courtney calls BS and goes over all of the hidden expenses that add up each month.
Some on these hidden expenses include:
-finding the RIGHT walking gear (not one size fits all)
-midday help (dog walkers, daycares, paying a friend)
-flea meds, heart meds, etc can get costly
-common health issues for certain breeds (next episode - How to Pick the Best Dog for Your Lifestyle & Household)
-unexpected health issues or injuries: heart murmurs, thyroid issues, epilepsy, asl tears, etc
-training for weird habits: chasing lights, obsessive licking, extreme separation anxiety, food aggression
-training tools like special collars, shorter leashes, clickers and pet correctors, etc
-double the cost for traveling (sitters, boarding)
-super picky eaters, sensitive stomachs = special diets
-pet rent is a real thing ya'll!!
-dog proofing: yards, house, crates, gates, trashcans, scratch proof floors and doors, your car
-security cameras for your dog’s safety
-grooming costs for long haired or scruffy dogs
-destructive behaviors can add up!
-unexpected nips and fights with other dogs
-dogs with folds and rolls: special care
-seniors, handicapped, and other special needs dogs aren’t always born special needs
-licensing your dog is the law and is annual!
Tune in for more and find out ways to save money as a dog parent as well!