We do everything big in Texas. From our food to our roadside attractions, we operate under the idea that bigger is always better. According to a recent study, that goes for how much we're willing to spend on our pets.

So, what makes Texas the third most expensive state to own a pet in?

According to a recent study done by the fine individuals at Mosquito Joe, Texas comes in third in the nation when it comes to how much we're willing to spend on our pets annually. The only states to beat out the Lone Star State were New York and Minnesota.

Texas gets to claim the top spot when it comes to how much we're willing to spend on pet food annually. According to the study, we outspend the rest of the U.S. when it comes to food for our pets. The average, annually, is $1,297. New York came in second at $1,150 per year on pet food.

The grand total that the average person spends on their pet in Texas, per year? It's a whopping $2,560.

That total includes pet food, treats, healthcare, and even pet insurance.

When looking at the country as a whole, it was interesting to see what we supposedly spend the most money on when our pets are concerned. According to the study, the biggest expense isn't medical care, food, or pet insurance.

On average, the most expensive aspect of pet ownership is "pet care." The study describes this as boarding, or getting a pet sitter. I'm pretty sure doggy daycare would fit in this category.

Sure, we may spend a lot on our pets. Over two-grand a year on average in the Lone Star State to keep your pet healthy and happy.

As every pet owner will tell you, it's worth it.

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