THE COSTS IN­VOLVED

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Con­sider the cost of own­ing a dog — there’s the up­front costs of pur­chas­ing, mi­crochip­ping and spay­ing or neu­ter­ing, then there are the on­go­ing ex­penses of food, reg­is­tra­tion, in­sur­ance, vet vis­its, toys, flea treat­ments, etc. In 2015, the NZ Com­pan­ion An­i­mal Coun­cil es­ti­mated that car­ing for a dog costs around $1686 per year.

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