The Main department\u00a0of\u00a0the\u00a0Bank\u00a0of\u00a0Russia\u00a0for\u00a0the\u00a0city of Moscow\u00a0(Central\u00a0Federal\u00a0District) based on data from Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat), announced that the cost of owning a pet has changed in Moscow within the last year.\r\n\r\nCompared to October 2019 dry pet food cost increased by 7.8%. The main reason for the price increase was the fact that local pet food producers use imported ingredients made abroad. (And the rouble rate went down significantly since March this year).\r\n\r\nThe veterinary services market increased by 8.9% during the same period. This price rise, in particular, was caused by the cost of disinfection for premises. The price for veterinary medicines themselves grew as well \u2013 vaccines have increased in price by 3.1% over the last year.