Not everyone in Preston Hollow spends $100,000 on koi fishes, but we do spend millions on pet care per year.
Pet food accounts for about $4.4 million of the total cost, and supplies and medicine accounts for $3.6 million. Other pet services cost $1.4 million. Trips to the veterinarian? About $3.9 million.
An estimated 12,257 families reside in Preston Hollow, according to Census data. Assuming every family has a pet, each would spend about $1,060 per year.
Of course, not every family has a furry friend, and some animals are more expensive. (Did we already mention the $15,000, 40-pound koi swimming in our neighbor’s backyard?) Business Insider reported the average American spends $80 per month on rats or mice, $92.98 per month on cats and $139.80 on dogs.
Preston Hollow spends more on pets than vacation homes, furniture and leased and rented vehicles per year, respectively.
Fido aint cheap.
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