Labradoodle vs. Mutt: The Real Cost of Owning a Dog

By Laurie Meisler - 2011-09-14T23:37:24Z

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Getting older is expensive for dogs and humans.

Labradoodle

  • $219.00: "Joint Relief" sofa
  • $608.03: Anti-inflammatory hip and joint therapy
  • $3,550.00: Prolotherapy and extracellular matrix injections for inherited elbow and hip dysplasia
  • $249.00: Non-skid four-step dog stairs covered in carpet
  • $90.00: Pet ramp for car

Mutt

  • $58.97: PETCO Double Orthopedic Mat
  • $273.69: 1-800 PetMeds Super Joint Enhancer
  • $90.00: Pet ramp

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $273,301.55
    Mutt: $59,283.95
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