Vet bills for dogs and cats: Are they too high? (CBC Marketplace)

Vet bills for dogs and cats: Are they too high? (CBC Marketplace)

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Originally broadcast October 4, 2013

Are you paying too much at the vet? Host Erica Johnson reveals how pet owners may be paying hundreds of dollars for questionable treatments and procedures. On hidden camera, the Marketplace team goes undercover with our four-legged sleuth, Marshall, a healthy bulldog, taking him to ten veterinary clinics. We put the vets to the test on what they’ll recommend for routine pet care needs. Some vets we visit prescribe vaccines our undercover dog doesn't need, testing that's unnecessary, expensive medications and pet food, as well as differing diagnoses for a common condition. And we reveal five ways that your vet bill may be inflated and how to keep your pet healthy and your vet costs down.

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