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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vet Approved Ways To Cut Down On Pet Care Expenses

Yes, we cost a good amount of money to keep healthy and happy!

As you all know, one of our favorite veterinarians is Dr. Karen Becker from Mercola Healthy Pets, and we've brought you much sound advice from her over the last few years. One of the reasons we like her is the level of detail she provides in her articles—they're way more than tips!

In this recent article, Dr Becker discusses several ways you can cut back on pet expenses (and a few areas where you should splurge!) and still ensure your beloved pets are both healthy and happy. According to this article, humans in the United States are expected to spend about $62.75 billion on pet care in 2016, 4% more than the 60.3 billion spent in 2015. In fact, records kept by the American Pet Products Association show that pet care spending has steadily increased each year since they began collecting this data in 1994.

Areas to splurge are on high quality food and routine preventative veterinary care, including oral health. And you can save money by learning to do most, if not all, of grooming chores yourself, including baths. By the way, Parental Unit does all of my grooming herself...and as you can see, I was just meant to be a scruffy dog!

Let us know what you do to slash your pet care bills—we'd love to hear your cost-cutting strategies.

3 comments:

The Daily Pip said...

We have started grooming Ruby ourselves, too. She doesn't look quite as sharp as when a groomer does it - but we are trying! It is a big savings!

Bocci said...

Parental Unit must admit that grooming is a bit of extra work...especially my bi-monthly baths, but so is driving to and fro the groomers. Now I don't need to be clipped...I just shed!

Wyatt said...

All sound advice! We add extra fresh veggies to our dogs diet too. Cooked pumpkin, peas, zucchini. They love it and the fiber is good for them!

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