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Frequently Asked Questions - Cat Care and Costs

Adopting a cat requires a financial commitment to her health and well-being. This chart will give you a rough idea of how big a commitment you should plan on. (These costs are estimates-some may be higher or lower depending on where you live and the cat you adopt.)

Expense

Adoption Donation

Routine veterinary exam

Vaccinations

Spaying/neutering

Professional teeth cleaning

Emergency veterinary care**

Medication(s)

Collar(s)

Cat Carrier(s)

Scratching post/board

Cat bed(s)

Toys

Food

Food/water bowls

Treats

Nutritional Supplements*

Flea preventative

Grooming tools

Professional grooming

Stain/odor removers

Boarding/ Pet Sitter, per day

First Year

$0–200

$50–400

$60–150

$0–200

$0–500

$0–2,000+

 $0 – 500

$5–30

$20–75

$10 -50

$20–100

$10–50

 $120–500

$10–30

$10–100

$0–100

$100-200

$10–50

$0–300

$10–100

$20–100

Each Year Thereafter

N/A

$50–400

$60–150

N/A

$0–500

$0–2,000+

$0 – 500

 $0–30

 $0–75

$10-50

 $0–100

$10–50

$120–500

 $0–30

 $10–100

$0–100

$100-200

 $0–50

$0–300

$10–100

$20–100

*Do not supplement your cat’s diet without consulting your veterinarian.

**Costs may be even higher if you have an after-hours emergency that requires a trip to an emergency clinic.

The above information was taken from PetFinder.com.

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