5 December 2014 / Fish oil for Eden / Amazon / $20
6 December 2014 / Vet visit for Eden (ear issues) / Vet / $65
15 December 2014 / Kibble / Tractor Supply / $51
18 December 2014 / Antibiotics for Eden / CVS / $15
23 December 2014 / Christmas presents, toys / Pet boutique in North Carolina / $25
December total: $596
Ugh. Obviously, the spay threw this entire month out of order… and then Eden had to go in to the vet to get evaluated for an aural hematoma (which, thankfully, it wasn’t, but the vet said had the potential to be; so we’ve been treating it and we kept the cone on for a longer time frame). Awesome. The month that we have to buy Christmas presents, too… thanks, dogs.
I’ve always been interesting in reading how much people spend on their dogs every month. When I was first starting in my journey of learning about dogs, reading posts about dog finances were also very helpful to me in my attempts at planning. (For example, M.C. at the House of Two Bows has always kept a very detailed log of her dog expenses, and you can find the archives here.)
To follow in this suit, I think it would be helpful for me, now that we have two large dogs, to keep track of how much I’m spending on them each month.
February was a blessedly cheap month for us! Kind of unusual. (No vet visits, no supplies, just food and treats.)
Kibble (Taste of the Wild, Wetlands) and training treats
Do you keep track of how much you spend on your pets? It is helpful to you? Or just depressing?