The cost of being a dog owner soon adds up but not everyone is prepared for it, research from Admiral Pet Insurance has revealed.
Research from the insurer has revealed that a quarter (24%) of dog owners say they weren’t prepared for the cost of owning a dog and that it was more expensive than they expected.
Perhaps unsurprising when you consider that 43% of dog owners admit to doing no research on costs before getting their pup.
And 35% of dog owners said they found the expense of ownership to be challenge.
To reduce some of the leg-work for those thinking of getting a dog, Admiral has created a handy tool which calculates all the essential and potential costs involved in owning a dog.