A recent survey by onepoll estimated that owners spend an average of £13,000 on their dog in its lifetime (excluding costs of any potential illness or injury). That might sound excessive, but any good owner will tell you, the benefits of dog ownership are worth every penny.
A breakdown of these costs per year shows which aspects of keeping a dog are the dearest:
Pet food: £339.96
Vet fees / check-ups: £127.73
Total: £992.50 per year
Getting this reaction when you come through the door: Priceless