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

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

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Pet health care is expensive.

Labradoodle

  • $3,120.00: Routine veterinary care
  • $1,488.00: Frontline Plus flea and tick protection
  • $1,079.00: Heartworm treatment
  • $2,432.12: NuVet Plus daily supplement "with precise formula of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and antioxidants"
  • $960.00: "Pet chauffeur" service to the vet
  • $84.98: ASPCA Pet First Aid Kit & DVD

Mutt

  • $3,120: Routine veterinary care
  • $672.00: PetArmor Plus flea and tick protection
  • $1,079.00: Heartworm treatment
  • $1003.02: Super VitaChews multivitamins
  • $49.99: ASPCA Pet First Aid Kit

THE TALLY

  • Doodle: $51,257.31
  • Mutt: $18,306.57
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