Can a 10 year old dog get spayed?
If you own a dog, you've heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you.
Turns out, the math isn't that simple.
Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on.
So the first year of your fuzzy friend's life is equal to about 15 human years.
According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.
As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.
Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.