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Six Things Pet Shops Won’t Tell You

Insider secrets you should know before buying a pet.

Six Things Pet Shops Won’t Tell You
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From hidden costs to hidden diseases, there are some things that shouldn't be assumed when purchasing a pet. Here's advice from the horse's mouth.

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1. Costs are ongoing
1. Costs are ongoing
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That guinea pig or rabbit may be inexpensive, but there are many other costs – some of them ongoing – to consider: you will need to buy a cage, grooming tools, food, a bed and toys, and you’ll be back every month to restock. Then there are annual vet fees for the duration of your pet’s life.



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