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The Crazy Costs of Cat vs. Dog Ownership

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 31: A heap of scientific evidence shows that for most people, owning a pet is good for the mind and body. There’s a cost, however, for all that purring, playing, tail-wagging joy. From pet hospital bills to trips to the pet supplies store, a dog or cat will burn through money every single day you’re together — but not at the same rate. Both animals have different needs and come with different bills, but the good news is both cat people and dog people alike can save money on the most common expenses.Click through to find out how owning an animal is good for you — and what it will cost.

A heap of scientific evidence shows that for most people, owning a pet is good for the mind and body. There’s a cost, however, for all that purring, playing, tail-wagging joy. From pet hospital bills to trips to the pet supplies store, a dog or cat will burn through money every single day you’re together — but not at the same rate. Both animals have different needs and come with different bills, but the good news is both cat people and dog people alike can save money on the most common expenses.

Click through to find out how owning an animal is good for you — and what it will cost.

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