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Two in Five “Pet Parents” Think Having a Pet Is as Expensive as Having a Kid?

We know that Halloween costume you bought your dog set you back a few bucks.  But are pets really THIS expensive?  A new poll of cat and dog owners found that 40% of, quote, “pet parents” think having a pet is just as expensive as raising a CHILD.  Some said MORE expensive?

People who aren’t parents probably don’t realize how fast kids can drain your bank account.  On average, it now costs $233,000 to raise a child to the age of 18.  That doesn’t even include college.

The “pet parent” poll found the average person spends $4,500 a year on their pet.  That’s $375 a month, which seems a little high.  But even if it’s true, that’s $81,000 if they live to 18.  Or roughly one-third as expensive as having a kid.

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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