Annual cost of caring for a kitten in Canada by expense type 2019

This statistic shows the annual cost of caring for a kitten during the first year of ownership in Canada in 2019, by expense type. The cost of pet health insurance, including accident and illness coverage, for a kitten in the first year amounted to a national average of 436 Canadian dollars in 2019.

Annual cost of caring for a kitten in Canada in 2019, by expense type (in Canadian dollars)*

Annual cost in Canadian dollars
Spay or neuter501
Food & bowls499
Pet health insurance**436
Exams with vaccines397
Litter box & litter191
Flea prevention127
Fecal exam83
Carrier65
Microchip64
Deworming medications47
Scratching post45
Bed30
Annual license15
Collar8
Total2,508
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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

*Prices reflect the cost of caring for a kitten in the first year of ownership and all figures are calculated as a national average from the OVMA 2019 Cost of Care research, conducted by province.
**National average for Pets Plus Us Accident & Illness More coverage with 80% co-insurance and $200 deductible.

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