Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pet Care on a Limited Budget

In the given state of our economy, we're all looking for ways to cut expenses. Many pet owners are trying to give their dog or cat the best care possible on a more limited budget. Skipping recommended checkups can put your pet at risk, but there are do-it-yourself (DIY) preventative care routines that can potentially reduce veterinarian and other pet-related bills. Here are resources that can help you DIY.

Drs. Foster and Smith's website offers helpful "How To" videos that show you what you can do yourself at home. The following pages include a video:

Preventative Ear Care:
How To Clean Your Dog's Ears
How To Clean Your Cat's Ears

Preventative Dental Care:
How To Clean Your Pet's Teeth

Groom Your Pet Yourself:
How To Trim Your Dog's Nails
How To Trim Your Cat's Nails

Save by vaccinating your pet at home:
How To Vaccinate Your Dog
How To Vaccinate Your Cat

MSNBC offers an article with several tips: Putting a Leash on Your Pet Spending

Another idea is to break treats in half. Your pet can still have the same number of treats, they'll just be smaller. He'll still feel rewarded.

1 comment:

Kristi said...

Thanks, it's so important to save money with current times, but I don't want to neglect my pets! This is really going to come in handy and save me some dough. Thank you!