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The True Cost Of Owning A Pet

with pet expert Andrea Arden
Posted at 11:04 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 12:04:41-05

According to a new Synchrony CareCredit study, seven out of ten pet parents consider their pets as members of the family, yet nearly half underestimated the lifetime cost of care, which ranges from $20K-$55K for dogs and $15K-$45K for cats. The study, entitled "Lifetime of Care," is based on findings from 1,200 pet owners and 100 veterinarians. One in five households acquired a new pet during the pandemic and in the first year alone, dog owners can expect to spend between $1,300-2,800 and cat owners approximately $960-2,500.

The study helps current and prospective American pet owners understand the complete financial cost of bringing a pet into the family, and the options to finance that care with a credit card like CareCredit.
Director of Andrea Arden Dog Training, Andrea Arden discusses valuable financing options to help keep your pets healthy without breaking the bank!

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