As a pet owner, you know that your furry family members can put a major dent in your budget. No matter how much we love them, sometimes the financial strain can be stressful, especially when you demand the very best for them.
If this is the case for you, here are a few easy savings tips you can add to your pet care, to help you save a few bucks without compromising on the health and happiness of your four-legged friends.
1. Pet Insurance
With so many policies on our plates – ca insurance, home insurance, health insurance, life insurance and more – why would you want to add yet another monthly expense to your budget?
Just like with human kids, illnesses and injuries can happen to your pets unexpectedly, and vet bills can get dangerously high. Splashing on pet insurance can help to reduce vet costs in the event of an unexpected illness or injury, making it a good way to save.
2. Take Good Care of Their Health
Another thing you can do to reduce vet bills is to truly prioritise your pet’s general health. This can be done by making sure they get exercise and go for walks each day to manage their weight and heart health. You’ll also want to consider splurging on premium pet food which will offer them the best nutritional value.
By boosting your pet’s immune system, feeding them well and keeping them fit, you’ll reduce their risk of illnesses and minimise vet visits.
3. Pet-Proof Your Home
Reducing your pet’s risk of injuries will also help you to avoid emergency trips to the vet that come with unexpected, hair-raising bills for broken bones and other ailments. You can do this by limiting their risk of getting hurt at home.
There are plenty of quick and easy ways to pet-proof your home. These include blocking off areas that might be dangerous, removing any potentially dangerous foods from their reach, and researching any plants you bring into your home.
4. DIY Pet Clothing
We all want the best for our furry friends, which means that when the winter months roll around, we want them lined up and toasty in a premium jacket that’s just as luxurious as our own.
However, doggie attire can be unreasonably expensive and if you’re buying o=more than one sweater for your pets, you can be blowing loads of cash. But this is completely unnecessary when you consider how easy it is to make the clothing yourself.
If you’re skilled with knitting needles, you can knit them a sweater with all your love, but if not, you can find tips online to simply turn an old sweater into a dog jacket.
5. Upcycled Items For Toys
We all know that if you buy a cat an expensive toy, you’ll probably catch them playing with the box it came in instead.
Dogs and cats aren’t really fussy about what you give them to play with, so long as it catches their attention, can be thrown or bounced or fetched. Use items like toilet paper rolls, old string, hair ties, and old clothing to upcycle into fun toys for your pets.