Depends on when you get the dog, as a puppy or as an adult, and whether they are spayed and neutered. For my 2 dogs I have spent about $800 and they are just 7 months old, with all their shots, their spays, and one of them getting very ill for some reason ($350). With just one, and without Izzie getting sick, for just shots and spay/microchipping it was about $250 for the first 7 months. That is not including the vitamins, supplements and oils I buy for them to keep their coats, skin, immune system and joints healthy, or the oral gel that keeps their teeth nice, or the 5 star food that helps keep them healthy.
It is definately more expensive getting them as puppies, because you have to do the series of shots, then spay/neuter them. As an adult it wouldn't be near as much!
ETA- Oh, and that's with using every free first vet visit coupon I could find (2 for each pup, $25 value for each coupon). And with their shots a clinic had something going on where if you came a certain day during a certain time, they would waive the exam fee and just charge for the shot. I did that with every shot they had.
Last edited by Blondie87; 06-29-2011 at 04:59 PM.