What’s the Real Cost of Owning a Dog or Cat?

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When you welcome a new pet into your home, it instantly becomes a member of your family. That’s why it’s important to understand the true cost of taking care of a pet before bringing one home. If you’re longing for a furry friend, consider both the up-front and long-term costs of owning a dog or cat and build a budget around all the potential costs to determine if you can afford one. Here are a few tips to help get you started.