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Considering Pet Ownership? Here’s How Much To Budget

While it’s hard to put a price tag on the enjoyment and companionship owners get from their pets, we do have some hard numbers on the actual costs of keeping and caring for an animal. The ASPCA has compiled the annual expenses for a variety of different critters.

Turns out a rabbit is more expensive than a medium-sized dog – who knew? Beware though, these are just the basic costs for humane care and don’t include all the extra spoiling that animal lovers lavish on their pets. For a more realistic view of what people actually spend, see the bottom half of our infographic for data on what Mint users spend on a monthly basis at the pet store.