Spend the Most on These Dog Breeds

Yorkshire Terriers Perhaps you've never disliked a Yorkshire Terrier. They have vitality, personality, and sweet expressions. Dutch, a pet telehealth platform, clinical director Dr. Brian Evans says these dogs are easy to care for.

Golden Retrievers You may image a silly, loving golden retriever as the all-American dog. These dogs are quiet and gentle with youngsters and easy to teach, making them good family

Reed adds they often have costly chest, skin, eye, ear, hip, elbow, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, and other health conditions. Hemangiosarcoma, lymphosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and mastocytoma kill 60% of golden retrievers

The Great Dane Even though Great Danes are enormous, they don't need much space or exercise, making them excellent for cities. However, Dr. Evans says their size often leads to high medical bills. 

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These dogs need more medication, so their medications are more expensive. Even flea medicines can be treble the cost because you need two sizes for one of these enormous dogs, he explains. Great Danes should have a prophylactic gastropexy 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels ‘Sex & the City’ fans remember Charlotte receiving a cute Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Though sweet-natured and gorgeous, they have more medical difficulties than other spaniels. 

Reed lists mitral valve disease, heart murmurs, syringomyelia, obesity, hip dysplasia, and dry eye as their health issues. She believes a positive mitral valve disease can cost $10,000 and require lifelong medication.

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