Are you feeling a little financially overwhelmed by the never-ending rise in costs associated with owning a pet? Well, you have good reason to feel that way. According to a 2013 survey of pet owners by the American Pet Products Association, a dog owner shelled out $1,559 to feed and care for their pal and a cat owner paid $1,271.
The Hunt of Her Life: A book about a rescue dog that will touch your heart
And the APPA estimates that those costs will go up in 2014. Overall, owners are expected to spend $58.5 million on their pets in 2014, up from $55.7 million in 2013. Most of that money will be spent on food, followed by veterinary care and grooming.READ MORE

Are you feeling a little financially overwhelmed by the never-ending rise in costs associated with owning a pet? Well, you have good reason to feel that way. According to a 2013 survey of pet owners by the American Pet Products Association, a dog owner shelled out $1,559 to feed and care for their pal and a cat owner paid $1,271.
The Hunt of Her Life: A book about a rescue dog that will touch your heart
And the APPA estimates that those costs will go up in 2014. Overall, owners are expected to spend $58.5 million on their pets in 2014, up from $55.7 million in 2013. Most of that money will be spent on food, followed by veterinary care and grooming.READ MORE