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How your dog's health could cost you a fortune.
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French bulldogs, pugs, chihuahuas. They are undeniably cute, and they're becoming increasingly popular in Australia and the rest of the world. You'll find them everywhere, from the local park to memes, T-shirts and coffee mugs.
And because of their quirky, squishy little faces, not only are these dog breeds super popular, but the health issues they face mean they often come with a high price tag.
On this latest episode of Pocket Money, Kate and Sally welcome Dr Sarah Zito from the RSPCA to discuss how some of our cutest companions have been bred into dangerous territory. We also discuss what prospective owners of these breeds, and pets in general, should consider before they welcome a furry friend into their lives.
Mentioned in this episode
- How many pets are there in Australia?
- Love is Blind – RSPCA
- The evolution of puppy dog eyes
- Is pet insurance worth it?
- Adopting a dog or puppy
- What is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)?
- What do I need to know before I get a new pet?
- How can owners of dogs with exaggerated physical features help their pets?
- What do I need to consider before transporting my pet by air?
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