Four easy ways to save on pet care
A few months ago we shared with you the true cost of owning a pet. As you can see, pet ownership can be expensive and difficult, especially if you’re living from payday to payday without much room for extra expenses.
But if you already own a pet, how do you save money, while also providing your family’s furry friend with the best care possible? Here are 4 easy ways that you can save on pet care!
- Look for free vaccination clinics in your area. Many vet offices or clinics may offer either free or reduced cost vaccinations at certain times of the year. Since vaccinations tend to be one of the highest costs of caring for your pet, if you can eliminate or reduce this cost, it will help free up money that you can save or budget elsewhere.
- Don’t over buy on pet food. A lot of people think that buying cat or dog food in bulk is a good idea, and it can be if you go through the food quick enough. But if you only have one or two animals and it takes a long time to go through the food, the food can actually go bad or spoil before you use it all. In this case, buying in bulk becomes a waste of money and you end up spending more, not less.
- Make your own toys for your pet. If you’re crafty and like to DIY, you can easily sew together catnip treats for your cat, or chew toys for your dog.
- And if you don’t already have a pet, but are looking for one to add to your family, look to adopt from shelters or rescues that provide free or reduced cost vet care for as long as you own the pet. Adopting can be cheaper in a few ways even if you have to pay a small adoption fee upfront. The pet is usually spayed or neutered by the adoption place and usually has its first vaccinations. They may also offer programs to give the pet medical care in the future as long as you bring it back to them for checkups and any other medical needs.
As a bonus tip, skip the frills when it comes to dressing up your pet. Companies market outfits and other unnecessary items for your pet that aren’t needed and cost quite a bit of money.
Having a furry companion brings loads of benefits but it can also mean loads of unbudgeted expenses too. If your pet has a medical issue that needs a little extra financial attention we’re here to help - just check out our flexible mini-loans to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is generally deposited into your bank account within a few hours!