How much to buy a labrador?

Asked By: Ignacio Wiza
Date created: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 11:00 AM
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Purchasing a Labrador Retriever through a breeder can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,000 (more if you want a quality show or field-trial dog). And if you do adopt a Lab from an animal shelter or through a rescue group, you may think that the dog will be cheap β€” even free.
Answered By: Walker Effertz
Date created: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 1:03 PM
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According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.

As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.

Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.

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What are Dog Feeding Charts?

Adult Dog Size (lbs)Dry Food Feeding Amount (Cups)
26 to 502 to 2-2/3
51 to 752-2/3 to 3-1/3
76 to 1003-1/3 to 4-1/4
100+4-1/4 plus 1/4 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs
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If your dog is drinking excessively (polydipsia) it is possibly because he is losing excess amounts of water for any of a number of reasons.

While a number of diseases result in excess water intake and urine output, the most common of these diseases include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ΒΎ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding Β½ cup three times a day.

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Dog groomers typically charge extra for additional services such as teeth cleaning, flea treatments and nail clipping.

On average, expect to pay between $30 and $90 for standard grooming, depending on the size of your pet and its amount of fur.

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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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Most need about an ounce of fluids per pound of body weight per day, so a 10-pound dog needs a bit over a cup of clean water daily.

Really active or lactating dogs may need more and puppies generally drink more than adult dogs.

If your dog drinks a lot more than that, it may signal a health problem.

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