Infographic: How much does it cost to have a dog and a cat?
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How much do you invest in your best furry friend? Pets have become a powerful ally in addressing depression and anxiety caused by the confinements of the COVID-19 pandemic . Given this, the National Alliance of Small Merchants ( ANPEC ) conducted a market survey on the prices of products and services that are demanded for having a pet.
According to the Alliance, Mexicans spend an average of 1,200 pesos a month on their soft tenderloins on food, meat, prizes, food envelopes, pet bleach for cleaning, toys, bath with cut, etc. This figure is in addition to the one-time expenses of 3,300 pesos as a vaccination and sterilization scheme, as well as 1,150 pesos a year for deworming, booster and rabies vaccines.
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According to the National Institute of Geography and Informatics (INEGI), in Mexico there are 9.6 million of the 23 million dogs. Nowadays, it is quite a commitment to have a pet at home, a commitment just like any other member of the family. Therefore, the breakdown of the expenses involved in having a pet: