Caring for cats (three of them!) takes quite the bite out of my income, but I feel it’s important to feed them high-quality pet food and ensure they have annual veterinary exams and preventative vaccinations. Plus, they really like their treats and toys—and I love to indulge them. Out of curiosity, I decided to add up what I spent on my girls in 2012. The total for food/treats, kitty litter, toys and vet care came to just about $1500.