HOW CAN I SAVE MONEY ON TAKING CARE OF MY
The current state of the economy has made it difficult for
people to pay for the most basic necessitates for survival (gas,
food, clothes, etc.). As a result, adopting a new pet is not
even on the radar for most families. And those that already own
a pet can benefit from the tips below on how to save on pet
One of the most important aspects to smart pet care is sensible
buying accompanied with prevention. Prevention means maintaining
healthy animals and as a result being able to steer clear of
costly vet bills and even more expensive...operations.
Maintaining Healthy Weight
Assist your animal in sustaining a healthy weight. Excess pounds
will likely eventually result in issues like diabetes, arthritis
and/or cancer. That means not overfeeding your pet and making
sure they get exercise. Don't leave your pet's food dish out all
day. Establish a morning and evening feeding time. And minimize
the treats. Also, you should try and get your pet outside for
fresh air and exercise. If this is not possible, then play with
your pet for at least ten minutes/day.
Having your pet groomed by a professional is
expensive. Do it yourself! If you don't know how to, there are
plenty of websites like
Pet Grooming Tips and books you can buy that will educate on
how to properly groom your animal.
Brush Their Teeth
Dental care is very expensive and is totally
avoidable! If you can, brush your pet's teeth regularly. The
easiest way to do this is to start doing this when your pet is a
baby. This way they will get used to you harassing them :) and won't
give you a hard time when they are older.
Secure Your Pet
It is important that you pet-safe your house. That
means making sure all of the plants are not poisonous and are OK
if they are eaten by an animal. In addition, do not let your pet
roam around outside freely. Eliminate the chance of your pet
running off or even worse, getting hit by a car. So, while
walking your pet, have them on a leash. And if they are hanging
out outside in the yard, make sure there is no way that they can
Don't Skip Out Of Routine Vet Visits
When you get your pet's appointment reminder postcard in the
mail, don't ignore it. Call and make an appointment. These
regular visits can help identify potential life threatening
issues early, prior to them evolving. In the event that your pet
needs medicine, request that your vet provide you with a
prescription as opposed to buying the medicine from their
office. This way, you can locate the best deal either online or
at another veterinary clinic.
Don't Buy Stuff You Don't Need
For example, your dog may look cute wearing fancy,
designer canine outfits. However, they are expensive and not
practical at all.
When it comes to food, buy in bulk. Buying in
bulk will save you significant money. Purchasing an airtight
container will ensure that the food stays fresh.
Consider Pet Insurance
Pet insurance is not expensive. However, there are
many different plans so do your research prior to purchasing.
Also, make sure your vet participates in any plan you are
considering enrolling in.
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