Costs of Raising a Golden Retriever Puppy

Costs of Raising a Golden Retriever Puppy

Are you seeking to own an adorable Golden Retriever puppy, but you are not sure if you will be able to afford it? Although it is great to have a puppy around to warm your heart and brighten your life, it’s not wise to purchase a puppy if money is a struggle. Some people get it in their minds that they want a puppy, but do not realize the cost that comes along with the puppy. When you purchase a smart phone, you pay a price to begin with, but there is also a bill that you can continue to pay. Owning a phone and owning a puppy are completely different tasks. However, there is a price that you pay when you want to purchase a puppy and there is also other stuff the puppy will need that you’ll have to pay for. Be prepared to spend money on your puppy. They have needs too, and as an owner you cannot neglect their needs.

If you have the money to purchase a puppy, but not enough to continue to meet their needs, do not make the purchase. The cost for each dog does vary a little bit, but not significantly. Different dog breeds require different needs. Some dogs need excessive grooming which will require a decent amount of money. On the other hand, other dogs do not need to be groomed much at all. Being aware of how much you will need to pay for your dog can help you out a lot ahead of time. There will be times that you will have to put your wants aside and take care of your pets needs. Is this a sacrifice you will be able to make?


Even among specific dog breeds, there will be varying factors for each individual pet. Some of the things that you will need to spend money on for your pet include food, visits to the vet, grooming, and obedience classes. Golden Retriever’s do not need excessive grooming, so there is no need to have them professionally groomed. Own a comb, so that you can brush their fur periodically. Also, you can give your dog a bath when the need arises. Some owners prefer to have set aside time for bathing their pets. Others will choose not to bathe their pets very often and feel that it is not necessary to bathe them constantly. If you don’t want to bathe your pet on your own, there are places that you can pay to have it done for you, and it’s not very expensive.

Estimating what the cost of raising a Golden Retriever puppy will be is a very difficult task, especially because a lot of it is up to you as the owner. There are many optional things, that are not life or death. Foe example, some owners may want to purchase a lot of toys, while others may not see it as necessary. It is likely that you can expect to spend around one thousand dollars a year, but this depends on your area as well. Have extra money set aside for your pet when it comes to unexpected vet visits. It is up to you to make sure that your pet is healthy. If they go to the vet and they aren’t doing so well, it is your responsibility as the owner to fulfill their needs. To reinstate the core idea, dogs do cost a tremendous amount of money. Do not purchase a Golden Retriever puppy if you will not be able to fulfill he/she’s needs.

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5 Reasons Why Cats Are The Best Pets

All animals are beautiful, but some make better pets than others. Needless to say, but cats make the most exquisite, purrfect pets that have ever roamed the Earth!

Not only that cats are loveable pets and (almost) always up for a cuddle, but they also have many other advantages when compared to other pets. Here are five reasons why you should choose to keep a cat as a pet, over any other animal.

  1. They Are Tame

dbe5f0727b69487016ffd67a6689e75aFirstly, cats unlike dogs, won’t chew on things to impress you or your visitors. You won’t have to deal with getting your cat away from your visitors as it often happens with dogs. Cats are very reserved animals and they won’t show their affection from the get-go. Also, your cat will respect your visitor’s personal space and will remain mainly out of sight when you are having guests over. If your guests like cats they will probably be able to pet it for a while, if the cat is in a good mood.

  1. They Are Super-Clean

Cats are known to have impeccable personal hygiene and this certainly comes in handy. This means that you won’t have to give it unnecessarily long baths only to see it get itself into mud, as it too often happens with dogs. Cats actually spend one third of their time self-grooming. This means your kitty will be clean, since it is part of her nature to keep herself groomed, healthy and happy.

  1. They Are Not Loud

black-catCats will not ‘meow’ all the time, since it is beneath them, Also, she will only call to attract your attention when she really needs your attention, for example when she is hungry or wishes to go outside. Dogs, on the contrary are very loud and noisy animals that will bark almost constantly, but other animals such as parrots can also be very loud. Still, if you prefer to enjoy quiet afternoons, you should probably get a cat instead. A cat will appreciate your need for peace, quiet and solitude, since they too are quiet and reserved animals.

  1. They Will Keep The Mice Away

Cats will help you keep your home free from mice and other rodents, but also they will keep your home free from some insects, too. In addition to rodents being annoying, they also carry various diseases, but you won’t have to worry about any of this thanks to your feline companion. When there’s a cat in the house, rodents are a thing of a past. Also, your kitty might want to share with you her accomplishments, and bring you her catch for you to see. This is a gift and it only shows how much she loves you.

  1. You Don’t Have To Walk Them

99233806-bringing-home-new-cat-632x475Cats are convenient pets for people who don’t have the time to walk their pets, since they don’t need to be walked. Therefore, if you like to enjoy your free time inside and generally are a homebody, you should consider getting a cat for a pet.

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