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Owning a cat is a joy, but it comes with responsibilities and costs.
The Joy of Cat Ownership
Initial Adoption Fees
Adoption fees can range from $50 to $150, depending on the shelter or breed.
Spaying or Neutering
This one-time cost can range from $50 to $300.
Initial Medical Exam
A first-time medical check-up can cost between $50 and $300.
Collar, Leash, and ID Tag
These essential items can cost $30-$300.
Litter Box and Scratching Post
These necessities can set you back by $25 to $200.
Food and Water Bowls
Basic bowls can cost around $10 - $30
A one-time purchase, carriers can range from $20 to $60
Toys and Treats
Keep your cat entertained! Costs can vary from $5 to $100.
Depending on your cat's needs, grooming can cost $5 to $50.
Annual Medical Exams
Yearly check-ups are essential and can cost $50 to $300
Monthly food expenses can range from $5 to $40
Expect to spend $10 to $40 monthly on litter.
Pet insurance can cost $15 to $50 monthly.
The Joy is Worth the Cost
While owning a cat comes with expenses, the joy and companionship they bring are priceless.