For most people, getting a cat is an exciting prospect. They’re so cute! Look at how cute they are! Did we mention how cute they are? But it’s important to be aware of the cost of owning a cat to make sure you’re able to give your new furry family member the best life possible. We at Rover took a look at the data and learned that while owning a cat is, on average, less expensive than owning a dog, costs are similar and for cat owners annual expenses range between $600 and $1,800.
What goes into these expenses? While some costs like food and basic veterinary care are a must, there are options at many price points to accommodate all kinds of budgets. We dug into the details to uncover what pet parents are buying, what’s essential, and what’s just the catnip on top of the sundae, so to speak.