This Ridiculously Cute Ad Gives a Dog a Credit Card

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Credit card debt has never been so adorable.

A new ad for Canadian debit card program Interac features Max, an Australian Shepherd with a love of Kobe beef sliders, dog bones and plush toys … and a big problem with spending.

As the (fictional, just to be clear) story goes, Max learns how to use the internet, turning his occasional splurge into a full-fledged online shopping addiction, complete with all the side effects we humans have to endure as well. Specifically, Max goes into credit card debt.

The ad calls on a few experts to weigh in on the very real facts of what credit card debt does to cardholders, including dealing with debt collection phone calls, depression and even sickness. A real-life veterinarian even gives his take.

The ad is a funny and cute way to warn people about the dangers of credit card debt while showcasing one of the key benefits of debit cards — you can’t spend more than you have.

Max is able to ultimately get back on the right track by burying his credit card and going debit-only for a while. If in this fictional world Max also has a credit score, he’ll want to be careful that his card doesn’t get closed by the issuer, which could hurt his credit scores. However, paying off his balances will definitely go a long way in improving his credit. Max is on the right track.

If you’re a Max, you may also want to consider opening a balance transfer credit card with a 0% introductory offer to give you some breathing room from your debt. And if more than one credit card is plaguing you, you might want to make a plan to pay off your debt by using a credit card payoff calculator like this one. You can see how your credit card spending is impacting your credit scores for free every month on Credit.com.

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