I track my monthly dog-related expenses each month.
I decided to tally them up for the year 2015.
I even decided to make an infographic. Don't be too hard on it, it was my first attempt. Thanks to Kimberly at Keep the Tail Wagging for cluing me in on how to do it.
In 2015, I spent $3,521.12 on dog-related expenses. This breaks down to $293.43 per month total. It further breaks down to $1,173.71 per dog for the year, or 97.81 per dog per month.
Food-I spent $2,376.85 on raw dog food last year, or approximately $198 per month. This was obviously the bulk of my expenses.
Health-I spent $829.36 on health expenses last year. This included vet visits, heartworm preventative, and Bruce's monthly prescription. Food and health costs made up 90% of my expenses.
Treats/Toys-$243.70. Plenty of bully sticks, a few toys, and some treats. One could thing about blogging is that I receive ample amounts of complimentary treats.
Grooming-$33.40. A few DIY dog washes for Neeko at Pet Supplies Plus, and a new slicker brush.
I honestly don't think this is too bad, particularly for three large, needy, raw-fed dogs. I know singleton dog owners who spend more than this on one dog, so I am pretty pleased with myself.
What they give to me is worth so much more. It's priceless.