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How much are emergency trips to the vet?

Posted by Vetchat on Nov 23, 2018 1:23:21 PM

Not even helicopter parenting can avoid these. Put simply, they happen and need to be factored into your pet parenting budget.

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Topics: cost of pets, caring for a pet, emergency care

How much does pet grooming actually cost?

Posted by Vetchat on Nov 23, 2018 1:20:20 PM

Our vets take the clippers to the real cost of grooming a dog or a cat these days.  

On average, grooming a pet happens every 2-3 months, or whenever they start to get that wild, woolly look. (You know the one: when they can’t quite see out from beyond the ‘fro!)

And did we say ‘cat’ grooming? Sure did. It’s a real thing––so if you don’t do it currently, we’re here to help get you started.

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Topics: cost of pets, caring for a pet, GROOMING

Is the first year of caring for a pet the most expensive?

Posted by Vetchat on Nov 23, 2018 1:15:48 PM

Whether it’s a new puppy or kitty, our vets dig up the common costs you mightn’t have thought about in the first year.

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Topics: cost of pets, caring for a pet

What’s the ballpark lifetime cost of caring for a dog or cat?

Posted by Vetchat on Nov 23, 2018 1:08:08 PM

We asked our vets to do some digging on the average lifetime cost of caring for a pet to give new pet parents better visibility.  

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Topics: cost of pets, pet ownership

How much does it cost to buy a dog or cat in 2018?

Posted by Vetchat on Nov 23, 2018 12:59:34 PM

From designer breeds to adoption shelters, our vets investigate what it actually costs to bring home a cat or dog these days.

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Topics: cost of pets, pet ownership

How do I know if my dog is at their ideal weight?

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Oct 25, 2018 2:21:16 PM

Many pet owners are unsure how to determine if their dog is indeed overweight. We’re here to make this simple.

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Topics: dog, body condition score, ideal weight, overweight