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And the Cost of Dog Ownership in 2024 Is …

Owners feel the pinch of rising costs of pet food, treats, toys and vet visits.




The cost of caring for a dog ranges from $1,000–$5,225 a year as of 2024, according to a new study from Rover.

That represents an increase of $100 from 2023. The growth was driven largely by rising pet food costs.

Dog owners report being most financially affected by increasing costs of essentials such as pet food, treats and toys, and veterinarian visits (47%), according to Rover.

First-year costs when bringing a new dog home tend to range from $870 to $4,565.

Rover’s survey of 1,000 pet parents was conducted in February via Pollfish.

The Rover app and website connect pet owners with sitters and dog walkers.

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