(Closed) Spinoff: Cat owners – how much do you spend on your cat in a year?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
  • poll: How much do you spend on your cat each year? (I added really vague monthly figures, to help)
    0-$1000 (less than $100 month) : (19 votes)
    68 %
    $1001-$1500 (about $100/month) : (4 votes)
    14 %
    $1501-$2000 (about $150/month) : (2 votes)
    7 %
    $2001-$2400 (about $200/month) : (0 votes)
    more than $2400/year (more than $200/month) : (2 votes)
    7 %
    other : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have two and spend about $40 a month on them, plus $65 each a year old vaccines.

    Post # 4
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Food, litter, flea control, heart worm control.  I’m guessing it’s a little over 1K a year. 🙂  She’s worth it though.

    Post # 5
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

    Food, litter, heartworm, vet check-up 1x a year…he’s a healthy kitty! So only like maybe $250ish a year.

    Post # 6
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019 - Oakland Manor

    Well, I used spend the lowest amount (food, litter, vet once a year >1000) – but one of my cats is now diabetic. So he is on a special low carb diet and we give him insulin. Most expensive free cat ever….

    Post # 7
    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Food, litter, litter box liners, annual vet visit, occasional treats, and usually a toy/catnip thing for her birthday and hannukah!  🙂  So probably an average of $50-75/month.  There are occasional “extra”expenses, like a new litter box or scooper, or a new bed, but those are rare, and I try to make them line up with her birthday and Hannukah.  LOL

    Post # 8
    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We have only had ours for like 2 months and between our pet diposit and having to buy everything new + Fi likes to spoil them we have already spent over 600 dollars… UUUGGGHHH

    Post # 9
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Not including any emergency visits or any other visits besides their annual appt we probably spend about $500 total for two cats

    Post # 10
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

    I probably spend around $75 a month on my 3 kitties. They seem to only like cheaper food for some reason (although I’m not complaining), and only one uses the litter box, the others go outside. It’s the dang Frontline flea treatment stuff that sure adds up when you’ve got 3 cats though!

    Post # 11
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have three cats.  I spend around $350 in shots/vet check each year minimum.  Then I spend $50 every two months for food and litter.  I don’t do reg. flea treatments, only during peak months.  And that’s around $50/mo during the peak months.  My cats don’t go outside.

    Post # 13
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Not counting adoption fees, pet deposits and pet rent we probably spend about $50 a month average for our two. I tend to spoil them with treats and toys and buy a fairly expensive brand of food.

    Post # 14
    4544 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Our cats are indoor, so no frontline for them! Just the yearly vet visit, food, litter, and a new toy every once and awhile. Probably like $100 a year for the vet. Cat food lasts a long time so probably $7 a month. Litter is $15 a month. Then treats and toys.

    Honestly, it probably all adds up to like $30 a month. SO much cheaper than our dog!

    Post # 15
    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My cats are very picky eaters, they will only eat purina naturals kibble and fancy feast or higher quality moist. I also had to recently invest in a $40 water fountain for my male because he is obsessive about his water. But, thankfully, they are all healthy cats who almost never need vet care beyond the basics, so I guess it evens out. Probaby, with everything, around $1000 a year. (picky lady cats expensive moist food is the main expense)

    Post # 16
    5373 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    So far I’ve spent about $2500 on my cat since I got her two years ago. She broke her hip last year and needed hip replacement surgery which cost $1500. The x-rays were another $300 and then she’s had two vet check ups at about $100 each. I spend about $13 a month on her food and $25 a month on her litter. I could spend less on litter but I like to get her the recycled paper pellets which cost a bit more but I find it easier to clean. I’m in third year university and never expected having to pay that much but I didn’t really have a choice when it came to the x-rays and hip surgery. She’s worth every penny!

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