Being Budget Wise with Your Pet
Yes, everything is becoming more expensive. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on good quality foods and services for your pet. It also doesn’t mean you have to give your pet up. Look at all your savings build up while you practice these pet budgeting tips!
Healthy Food Costs More
As you browse pet supply aisles, don’t be pulled in by the lowest prices on the bags and cans of food. Your cat needs high-quality foods with the nutrients he needs to thrive. Cheap food won’t give him that.
Choose Your Vet Wisely
Ask your pet-owner friends which vet they take their fur friends to. Ask why they don’t use this vet or that one. You’ll find out quickly which ones to avoid. Look for good services and affordability. Recommendations are free.
Don’t Forget Vaccinations
Yes, you pay for each vaccination. It makes the bill bigger. But would you rather pay this fee now, or pay much higher vet bills if your pet comes down with a serious and preventable illness?
Pet Insurance: Necessary
Here’s another area where you make payments, hoping you won’t have to use the product. Try paying a big vet bill with no pet insurance. Most vets want full payment up front. Examine several pet insurance plans, then choose one that fits your needs.
Spaying and Neutering Can Save Big Bucks
Having your pet altered can keep him from developing preventable conditions. All those hormones running through his or her body can trigger illnesses, even cancer. Plus, it’ll save expensive cleaning bills when your male animal doesn’t begin to spray urine.
Grooming is Easy
It’s easiest for you to learn how to groom your pet when he is young. Take him to a groomer one time and learn how to do the work yourself. Learn how to look for signs of illness in his ears and on his teeth or fur.
Switch on Services with Friends
Talk to your friends. Let them know that, if they’re too busy to walk their dog, you’d be happy to do so. . . in exchange for them pet-sitting your own pet. Boarding kennels can be pricey!
Exercise is Free!
Driving (or walking) to the park is free, or nearly so. Attach a lead to your pet’s collar or harness and go for a walk. Inside your home, have several items handy for him to play. Lidless bottles, tennis balls, and old boxes are ideal.
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