Taking care of a cat or dog is nowhere near as expensive as raising a human child, but it certainly costs more than rearing Furbies or Tamagotchi.
When deciding whether or not you can afford to become a “furkid” parent, you will no doubt take into account obvious factors like the cost of pet food, litter, vaccinations and routine check-ups at the vet.
But is that really all?
Usually not. Most pet owners will encounter expenses that they forget to adequately budget for, catching them unaware. So before you take the plunge and adopt little Rover or Princess, here are some unexpected costs to consider.