At about six pounds each, my mini-mighty Chihuahuas are running about $110/lb. After 6 days boarding over the Thanksgiving holiday, annual shots, dental cleaning, tooth extraction, and the responsible neutering for each, my veterinarian presented me with a bill for $1,330 and change. This makes my pups about the same price as Kobe beef flown in from Japan.
Obviously, I’m not condoning a canine diet. There isn’t much meat on the little rats anyway. Though, when I start juggling the bills to pay the vet and the cupboard starts thinning, those dogs are going to start looking pretty tasty. Either, that or they’re going to have to share their dog food with me.