Pet ownership comes with a lot of perks including companionship, loyalty and love. However, being a pet parent is also financial commitment. VetDepot is encouraging potential pet owners to consider the real costs of bringing a new pet into the family before choosing which pet is best for them. VetDepot’s newest Infographic, Budgeting for Pet Ownership, outlines the average first year, yearly and lifetime costs for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, guinea pigs and fish. Budgeting ahead of time for a new pet ensures the animal will receive proper care for its whole life.