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How Much Owning a Dog Actually Costs

Man – and woman’s – best friend has always been the loyal and oh-so-lovable family dog. From morning walks to evening snuggles, many animal lovers would argue that the greatest companion you can have is a pet of your very own. A 2014 study revealed 57% of Canadian households own pets, with an estimated 5.9 million dogs calling our country home. There’s no question that the love of a family pet is worth all the responsibility and cost that comes with it – but what exactly are those costs? We’ve crunched the numbers, and with our furry friends’ approval, are breaking down the cost of owning a dog in Canada in 2019.

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