- OTTOLv 64 months ago
No and yes. It depends on what you choose to spend. Cheap dog food, free vet care, euthanasia instead of surgery...
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 74 months ago
Its cheaper than a child, but still expensive.
If you want a "cheap" pet.. Get a cat. Cat owners brag about how independent cats are.. So you dont even need to buy cat food. They catch mice to eat
- Blue noseLv 44 months ago
It's not expensive, depending on how much money you want to spend on him/her
- LorraineLv 74 months ago
It is the vet care that is majorly expensive and that is always an unknown.
You can get insurance but depending on the dog / breed that can also be quite high and also doesn't cover everything.
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- 4 months ago
They are particularly expensive in the very beginning of their lives and in the very end.
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 74 months ago
I have never thought about the expense. I have rescued large & extra large dogs for over 50 yrs & I kept 5 at any one time or a couple more. I just consider it part of grocery shopping. I have always had dogs & never once has the cost really hurt me. They are something I must have so I sacrifice to be able to keep them.
- Anonymous4 months ago
That depends on what you consider expensive to be. My GSD wasn't acting like herself, took her in to her Vet yesterday, it's a MILD urinary tract infection.
$290 later she came home.
I have pet insurance, but, still ...
Two weeks ago my OTHER dog sprained his leg. That was $175.
We LOVE the Vets we use, and they are no more expensive than other Vets in the area, but that's the cost of owning a dog.
- VeschengroLv 64 months ago
Yes it is if they are looked after correctly. But also they pay back a hundred fold when trained and treated correctly also..... I couldnt do my job without my sheepdogs Ya see:
So they are worth more to me than many could understand or fathom And thats the complete truth also as it goesSource(s): Just an ole shepherd and his dogs and flock
- MurzyLv 74 months ago
Food, grooming, vet bills can be expensive. If you go away, you will need a dog sitter or board your dog. This can be costly, too.
- megalomaniacLv 74 months ago
It depends on what you compare it to. It's cheaper than caring for a human child but more expensive than a goldfish.