Ways to Save on Pet Expenses

Is your pet burning a hole in your wallet? According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent almost $48 billion on their pets last year. In order to save some cash, here are some top ways you can save some money but still keep your pets happy and healthy!

  1. Spend Less on Food – When trying to save money, remember that many pet stores and grocery stores carry generic brands of common pet foods. They usually have the same ingredients but are at a lower price. Large superstores such as Sam’s and Costco will also sell in bulk.
  2. Incorporate Coupons – Search online for coupons to your local grocery and pet stores to save money of pet foods, toys, and other essentials. Large chain stores such as Petco and Petsmart offer reward cards that allow you to gain points. Sometimes these points will allow you to take money off your next purchase once you hit a certain amount. Online daily deals such as www.groupon.com might also provide some savings for you.
  3. Shop for Medications Online – For medicines such as heartworm pills, flea and tick remedies, search online Web sites like www.1800petmeds.com. This site is known for their savings and fast deliveries. They also offer free shipping when you order a minimum amount.
  4. Make Your Own Pet Toys – Use that creative side of your brain and make a toy for your pet. A good idea is to find an old dish towel, cut it into strips, and French braid it. It can become a great fetch or chew toy!

Do you have any other ideas on how you can save money on your pets? We’d love to hear from you!

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