• Lifestyle

    Bedroom Makeover with Builders {Dark Paint to a Lighter Paint} #SpeakColour

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post over here touching down on a campaign I will be doing …

    View Post
  • Travel

    Kaaimans Restaurant in Wilderness {Local Travel}

    Kaaimans Restaurant opened their doors on the 15th of December and is situated next to the Kaaimans River under the …

    View Post
  • Contributed Content

    3 Ways Technology is Changing the Way We Travel

    Technology is a huge part of our everyday lives. It’s also become a huge part in changing the way …

    View Post
  • Contributed Content

    5 Of The Most Relaxing Holiday Destinations

    When it comes to holidays, relaxing is usually first and foremost on your agenda, am I right? We want to …

    View Post
  • Contributed Content

    Pampering Your Pooch: Good Or Bad?

    Dog owners should never feel guilty spoiling their 4-legged friends.  Let’s face it, dogs are a part of the …

    View Post
  • Contributed Content

    Why Cats Can Keep You Feline Good!

    For those who have never known the joy of sharing a home with a cat, this post may seem a …

    View Post
  • Home / Contributed Content / Pets Mean Pounds

    Pets Mean Pounds

    Pets Mean Pounds

    When you become a pet owner there’s so much to consider but primarily you’re thinking about how much you love your new best friend. Still, at the back of your mind you will have considered the cost of taking on a new addition to your household. In this article, we take a look at some of the financial factors you might want to consider before you sign on the dotted line of pet ownership.

    The Day-to-Day

    Whether you have a dog or cat, the biggest recurring expense is, of course, food. The more pets you have the greater this bill is going to be and you’ll be looking at different types of food depending on your pet’s age.

    Take a look at how much you’re likely to spend each month and shop around using price comparison sites to see where you can pick up food bargains. You might even find an online outlet that sells your preferred brand at a cheaper price for bulk orders.

    With a dog there are other factors to consider too. If you can’t be at home to walk him will you hire a dog walker to take him out for his daily run around the park? If not, how will you factor in some exercise for your little bundle of energy? Can you work from home or slip out for an hour at lunchtime?


    You want your pet in tip-top condition so regular worming and flea treatments are going to start featuring in your budget. As pets age they’re likely to need vet services more frequently and the costs can add up. Factor in insurance and check out price comparison sites again to find the best pet insurance for your best friend.

    The premiums are likely to go up as your pet ages so consider getting lifetime cover to try and reduce the costs.


    From bedding to leads and toys there are always the little extras you can add on but one final point to consider is how much boarding your pet might cost if you need to leave them at home for a week or two. It’s well worth finding out ahead of time if you’ve got a dog or cat friendly friend or neighbour who might consider calling in daily to take care of your pet when you’re away rather than sending them to a kennel or cattery.

    Our pets mean the world to us and no one wants to have them rehomed because of the expense. Figure out a monthly budget and regularly shop around to find the best bargain on food, litter and so on. With some careful planning you might even be able to give your pet a new toy or little treat every now and again. Owning a pet can be expensive but having a loyal and loving companion to come home to at the end of each day is an expense well worth taking on. Invest in your pet, they’re one in a million.

    Disclosure: This is a contributed post and may contain affiliate links

    I’m a South African Beauty, Lifestyle & Travel blogger and I’m currently finding myself in the Garden Route. A little town called Wilderness is home. I am a very proud dog mom, learning to love my curvy body and a 30 plus blogger.

    Find me on: Web | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.