The Real Cost of Humiliating Pets on Halloween

By Carla Fried - 2013-10-22T22:12:30Z

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A pound of candy corn fit for human consumption costs less than $4. Three Pawsitively Gourmet chicken liver candy corn treats will set you back $12.75 at Want to go all-in? A Halloween gift basket with pet-appropriate treats costs about $90.

For the record, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says households with pets spent an average of $502 in 2011 on all their pets' food, care and pampering.