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Can I claim my pet?

SOLVEDby TurboTax1381Updated January 24, 2022

You can deduct the cost of buying, training, and maintaining a guide dog or service animal as a medical expense to help a person with a visual impairment, hearing disability, or other physical disability. This includes food, grooming, vet care, and premiums paid for a veterinary care policy. However, pet insurance and care aren't deductible for non-guide dogs or service animals, as animals aren't considered dependents. Animals used in business may be deductible as a business expense.

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