After initial start up costs, without surgery, the cost for a dog is around $500 - $1500 --$500 for small, $1000 for medium, $1500 for large-- a year and a cat $600.
Emergency vet care for a dog is likely to run $250 and for a cat $150…or considerably more depending on what is wrong. Annual vet care is $150 – $200.
A snake/reptile can cost $200+ a year plus electric (heat lamps) of another $200-300. Vet care varies but can run $40/yr. or more.
Bird care for large birds can run from $1000 to $1700 a year. Annual vet care is around $100-250 with emergency care between $350 and $2000. Small birds run about $120 a year.
Fish cost about $35 a year, small mammals around $300. a guinea pig around $550, a rabbit around $700.
Regardless of your pet, the health of your pet is worth protecting. Good care of your pet can save you on vet bills.