One of the reasons why I haven't gotten a dog is that I'm worried about the regular costs. I realise that irregular costs like emergency vet bills and whatnot are a possibility but that's a separate issue to what I'm asking about. I'm asking about the regular, normal costs of keeping a dog fit and healthy. Food, equipment, grooming or supplements/medications (I mean like flea or tick kinda things), etc.? If I was to ever do it, I'd want to know I could be a responsible pet owner so I think that making sure I could afford it is the first consideration. EDIT: I forgot to mention size and breed. Most likely a lab about 12-18 months old.