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How to Save Money on Pet Care

June 1, 2014
Of course you want your beloved furry companion to be happy and healthy her whole life, but you probably also wish you could save a little money here and there! Your veterinarian comes to the rescue with these five helpful tips for saving money over the course of your pet’s time with your family. Spaying and Neutering

The simple spaying and neutering procedure is one of the absolute best things you can do for a pet’s health, and it will save you money. Pets that haven’t had the procedure done are more likely to develop cancers, try to escape, and have behavior problems—all of which could be expensive to take care of later! Set up an appointment with your veterinarian to learn more about the procedure and when your pet can have it performed.
Preventative Care

As a general rule, preventative medicine is always cheaper than treatment. Keeping your pet on year-round pest control products and keeping all vaccinations and immunizations up to date is a great way to keep your pet healthy. The costs of these preventatives is far lower than the cost of treating an illness, disease, or infection. Ask your vet what medications your pet should be on.
Feed Properly

Over-feeding your pet puts your pet at risk for developing obesity and the various health problems that can ensue from that. Plus, you’re spending more money because you have to buy food more often. Always feed your pet proper portion sizes; ask your vet if you’re unsure about the right size.
Grooming at Home

You don’t need to spend a lot of money getting your pet pampered by a professional groomer, unless your pet has specific needs or a specific appearance for showing. All you need is a good-quality brush and a specially-formulated pet shampoo for the occasional bath, and you’ll be set for grooming sessions at home.
Skip the Extras

Does your pet really care if she’s wearing a leather coat or donning the latest pet perfume? Of course not! Novelties like these can be fun every once in a while, but they’ll break the bank if you overdo it. Use your hard-earned money for your pet’s necessities.

Consult your vet for more great advice on saving money on pet care, and ask about the products your pet needs to stay healthy and happy!

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