Do You Spend Too Much on Your Pet?

Kim Conte
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The last time I went to the vet, I asked him which top-brand, premium food I should be feeding my dog. Money is no object, I told him (although it absolutely IS an object—what was I thinking?).

The vet laughed at me and asked me why in the world I wanted to spend so much on gourmet food—she doesn't need it. A well-known, high quality brand is fine; plus, it's much more cost effective. (Then, he handed me a bill for $150 when all he did was diagnose my pup with "allergies" and prescribed Benadryl.)

Luckily, WomansDay.com has some great money-saving advice for pet owners who, like me, tend to spend too much on their pets.

  • Keep up with routine, preventative care like vaccinations, check-ups, flea and tick treatments, and heart-worm drugs.
  • Choose a few inexpensive basic (and safe!) pet toys instead of lots of expensive toys that just get destroyed.
  • If you know how to do it correctly, groom at home by investing in fur- and nail-clippers.

Check out even more pet money-saving advice on WomansDay.com.

Do you spend a lot on your pet or are you good about sticking to a budget?

 

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