Pet care on a budget - four ways to keep your animals happy and healthy
Do you consider your pets part of the family? Animal lovers will often do anything for their pets, including putting the pet’s care above their own.
Let’s face it, pets can be expensive, especially if there’s an unexpected illness. A pet illness is also not something that many people budget for, which can cause a financial hardship.
Let’s look at pet care on a budget and 4 ways that you can keep your animals happy and healthy.
- Make sure to get your pets vaccinated. Vaccinations are minimal in costs when compared to a serious and possibly life threatening illness. Ask your vet what vaccinations your animals need and when, in order to keep them on schedule and prevent more expensive treatment later.
- What’s more expensive than one animal? A bunch of animals! This is also why it’s cost effective to have your animals spayed or neutered. If this procedure is too expensive, look around for low cost clinics or community outreach programs (many of these programs will also give vaccinations for a reduced cost).
- For treatment of fleas and other common pet parasites, buying treatment online can help save a lot. Just make sure when doing so that you’re buying from a reputable website and that you check with your vet before giving your animal any medications.
- Finally, vets all charge different fees for the services they provide. It’s not always the best idea to go with the cheapest option, but it’s perfectly acceptable to call different animal doctors and talk to them about their fees. It’s always a good idea to get all treatment plans in writing with costs so that you’re not stuck with a surprise bill at the end.
In the event your pet does need treatment that’s out of your current financial reach, you may wish to explore our mini-loan options
to see if you qualify.