There are plenty of ways pet owners can save costs on veterinary, drug, insurance, diet, and grooming choices. Here are some tips for keeping costs down while keeping your pets healthy.
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Learn how to save money on veterinary care
The American Pet Products Association estimates that Americans will spend $13.59 billion on veterinary care in 2012. Keeping up with a pet’s vet visits will save money, not to mention misery, in the long run by preventing many serious illnesses. Check out the Wellness program of Banfield Pet Hospitals.
Pet owners discuss: Vet visits
Investigate drug discounts
As pet owners know, medicines for four-legged family members can be expensive. The APAW, or Advocacy for Pets and Affordable Wellness, promotes health and wellness by bringing to light the financial challenges associated with pet ownership. Pet owners can purchase generic flea and tick treatments at Walmart, Sam’s Club, or a local pharmacy.
Pet owners discuss: Flea and tick products…be careful
Pet insurance helps owners save too!
In addition to protecting your pet, getting pet insurance coverage can help you save money. Studies show that 92 percent of all pets may suffer from an emergency within their lifetimes. That’s why insurance companies like Protect Your Bubble can be beneficial. Visit the website for a quick quote.
Pet owners discuss: Pet insurance
A healthy diet can save pet owners money
Did you know that one of the top reasons pet owners visit the vet is digestive problems in their pets? If your pet has a digestive system that isn’t working properly, he might not be absorbing the nutrients he needs. Brands like Holistic Select Natural Pet Food feature a complete digestive health support system with ingredients like pre and probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs and botanicals to help your pet better absorb nutrients and soothe the digestive tract.
Home grooming helps to save big bucks
Grooming your pet gives you the ability to examine your pet’s body on a regular basis. If you need help learning how to groom your dog or choosing the right tools to get the job done, check out the new edition of the All Breed Dog Grooming Guide by Sam Kohl. Save as much as $500 each year — the average cost of grooming — by doing it at home.
Pet owners discuss: Grooming