Taking care of a pet is one of the most rewarding things in the world. From companionship to playmate, pets truly are our best friends.

Pet ownership isn’t without its cost, though, as many of you will gladly testify!

With pet ownership, there’s often a large difference between what owners think they’ll pay and what they actually pay. Vet bills and food play a huge contributing factor to unexpected costs, for example.

All things said and done, you can’t put a cost on happiness. Our furry friends are more than worth it, and always will be.

Today’s infographic from TotallyMoney does have some fascinating insights into pet costs, however. Scroll down for more!