It costs $20,000 to own a dog

We are tracking a trend at Breedfreak  Рpet owners that are freaked out at how much it costs to own a dog. During our research for the book, we had dozens of readers beta test the Breedfreak Cost of Dog Ownership Calculator and after the panic subsided and we were able to calm them down, we noticed a trend. No matter what kind of dog they had, they estimated that it would cost between $15-20,000 to own their dog over the lifetime of their pet. This was an unexpected result because we expected that mutts would require less vet services so they would be cheaper to own, small dogs would require less food and care because they were smaller, and large dogs, because they do not live as long, would also be relatively inexpensive to own. All of our predictions...

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