A lot of people is surprised how much can a dog cost. For me, the most unexpected cost is not about money, but how much time you will have to spend with your dog, especially when it is little puppy. You, or someone from your family will need to be with little puppy non-stop and let him go for a pee or poo at least every 4 hours. This is something people underestimate and they are surprise by that. So that is probably number 1 hidden cost of having a puppy.
But if we will talk about the money, than it would probably be the veterinarian bills. If your dog will be healthy, than there will be no big costs. But if your dog will have some disease, prepare, that it will cost A LOT. Dogs normally dont have insurance, so you will have to pay for every veterinarian operation.
Medication is pretty expensive too. Other expenses are dog food, toys, leash, collar.. But i guess everyone knows about those, so they are not hidden expenses.
But there is one last hidden expense, which is, that little puppy will probably destroy some of your things. It can be furniture, carpet, clothes, books, maybe even phone or computer. When they teething, they want to chew on something and lot of time it will be one of your things. So be prepared, that you will probably need to buy some new stuff into your home, after some time of having puppy.
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