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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 21st May 19, 3:34 PM
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    MSE Poll: How much do you spend on your pet(s) per year?
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    • 21st May 19, 3:34 PM
    MSE Poll: How much do you spend on your pet(s) per year? 21st May 19 at 3:34 PM
    Poll started 21 May 2019
    They may provide love and joy, but keeping a pet doesn’t come fur free. Whether you’ve a Kitty, Rover, Tabby or Nemo we want to know how much ewe spend on your pet(s) purr year, including on food, insurance, vet costs, clothes, toys, dog walking, kennels or owt else.

    Please vote in the relevant categories (or dogegories) depending on the pets you have. If you have more than one of a type, please do the cost PER pet.

    Did you vote? Are you surprised at the results so far? Have your say below.

    If you haven't already, join the forum to reply.

    Thanks!
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 22nd May 19, 4:57 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 4:57 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 4:57 AM
    I’d be interested to know what the “other pets” are
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 22nd May 19, 5:38 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 5:38 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 5:38 AM
    I’d be interested to know what the “other pets” are
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    At a guess, this would include mice, rats, chinchillas, degus, ferrets and other ‘small furries’, spiders, chickens, sheep, goats and alpacas, amongst others.
    I also have a friend who has an African Pygmy Hedgehog...
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    • lkane0
    • By lkane0 22nd May 19, 7:49 AM
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    • 22nd May 19, 7:49 AM
    Pets at home spread the cost
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    • 22nd May 19, 7:49 AM
    We have 2 cats, and saved a lot of money by using the Pets at Home companion care.
    Before, we’d pay c.£50 for an annual check-up, and c.£30 for Bravecto every 10 weeks, plus working tablets so about £200 a year +.
    Under the plan, that’s all included for £10 a month. Not only does it spread the cost, but works out much much cheaper!

    When we lived in a different area of the country, our independent vets offered something similar, so you can use the cost saving and still support independent vets if you’re lucky!

    Then we save £10 a month into a savings account, instead of insurance, for the unexpected vet visits. Just one so far in 5 years since we gave up the insurance (touch wood).
    • donny-gal
    • By donny-gal 29th May 19, 2:45 AM
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    • 29th May 19, 2:45 AM
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    • 29th May 19, 2:45 AM
    The cost of insurance is one big cost factor for dogs, and at the moment the cost is Sky-rocketing, whether it is vets charging much more, or more advanced treatments, but it is putting many notable to insure their animals. Maybe could do with a MSE investigation.
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