Things To Consider Before Adopting A Pet: #6

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If you are thinking about adopting an animal there are some serious questions you need to be asking yourself. A pet is at least a 10-15 year commitment so it’s important to be committed. Here is a list of 11 things to think about before you adopt a pet.

6. What About All That Grooming?

 If you have a dog with long or curly hair — think adorable poodles or Afghan hounds — you’re going to have to do some pretty intense maintenance. And that can get pricey. “Professional dog grooming runs from $50-$90 and you’ll need to do it every couple of months for a dog with long fur,” said Travis Newcomb on (That’s about $360 if you go four times a year, just FYI.) You also might want to consider allergies, if you have them, and whether or not shedding bothers you.

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600 or visit our website at:

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