This is a question we get asked all the time. It’s important to budget for the first year of your new puppy’s life; if you don’t plan, the costs can add up and be surprising. To help you organize expenses, we’ve created three checklists to follow when gathering information about prices for your new pet.
- Poop Test
- Spay or Neuter (and what’s included: bloodwork, pain meds, e-collar, etc.)
- Parasite prevention
- Collars and Harnesses
- Grooming and Nail Trims
- Daycare or Dog Walker
- Pet Insurance
Please keep in mind, that if your pet has an existing illness, or gets sick in the first year, there will be unexpected expenses that are hard to budget for (one good reason to get Pet Insurance). To help you with budgeting the veterinary expenses, we offer Optimum Care Plans for our patients at McLean Animal Hospital.
Please call us at 416-752-5114 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our plans or prices.
Written by Dr. Ana Da Costa, DVM