Want a dog? Be prepared to set aside over $100k

The recurring costs over the 13 or so years of a dog’s lifespan would amount to more than five times the purchase price. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PEXELS
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SINGAPORE - My partner’s two-year-old cocker spaniel Popcorn was recently diagnosed with hip dysplasia, a degenerative joint disease where the ball and socket of the hip joint grind against each other because they do not fit properly.

Popcorn got started on physiotherapy once every fortnight, which costs about $120 per session.

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