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How Much Will a Puppy Cost in the First Year?

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.

Veterinary Expenses:

Home Expenses:

  • Crate
  • Bowls
  • Beds
  • Toys
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Leashes
  • Collars and Harnesses

Other Expenses:

  • Grooming and Nail Trims
  • Daycare or Dog Walker
  • Training
  • 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 info@mcleanvet.com if you have any questions about our plans or prices.

Written by Dr. Ana Da Costa, DVM

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Last updated: February 25, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at McLean Animal Hospital