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So some of you probably know from my other thread, Kitsu my papillon turned a year old on Dec.26th!

As kind of a little experiment, I have been keeping a detailed excel sheet on Kit's expenses since we first started spending money on him, before we even brought him home.

In total, over the past year of his life, we have spent $3,436.00 on him. That includes mostly supplies, food, and vet bills. We lucked out in that other than the time he had an allergic reaction to a bee sting, and the time he ate a glass light bulb, we've stayed out of the emergency vet. He's been very healthy and didn't need any major surgeries or medical treatments, which I'm sure would have really drove the cost up.

Just something to think about before you buy a puppy - they are expensive! Especially their first year, when they need more vet trips for things like puppy shots and neuters.

Of course Kit is worth every penny and has returned our investments 100 fold with the love and joy he brings us. :D
 

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Yep puppies cost lots....


Kiwi had to have $1500.00 laser sugery to remove part of a joint on her hip when she was a little bit more then a year. That is not including the vet visit and the visit to the specialist.
 

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Yeah, my dogs definitely cost me the most out of all my pets! The rabbits are in a close second :lol:.
 

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Wow, thats a good idea with the excel sheet! I dont think I could ever handle a baby animal again. What with Coco and Illusion.. Acacia lost me nerves and determined for me that patience is a VIRTUE!!
 

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With my pup messi i took him to the vet twice for nothing haha. Once he was itching all the time, they gave him some pill (probably a placebo haha, nah i forget what it was something really really mild though) they couldn't find anything wrong. second i took him because he wasn't walking well and wet the bed and me as we were going out and once again he had nothing wrong in blood tests, in urine tests, and fecal test. They thought he just wore himself out. so he got a really mild pain med (pry more for me than for the dog haha) and he was fine. so that was like 120 shots included.
 

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That must be little costly, but I'm sure having him for the whole happy year with all his naughty and lovely deeds, it's priceless.
 

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Wow, I'd rather not know as well! I know when Sunny got into some slug bait/poison that was a good chunk of money to get her stomach pumped...and now that shes getting older the worries are coming even more! But my family is not about to let money get in the way of the sweetest dog in the world, and I am so thankful for that.
 

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I love my dogs!

But the blessing of having a loyal buddy/family is priceless. Tracking all the expenses might be a good idea, but I'd prefer spending $ for him/her without me knowing it. :)
 
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