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Smart Ways to Save on Pet Care

September 15, 2020

Who wouldn’t want to save a little money here and there? When it comes to your pet’s care, there are ways to save without slighting your pet’s health or wellness in the least. And you’re in luck—your Bourne, MA veterinarian tells you how to do it below.

Practice prevention, not treatment.

Preventing a health problem is far more effective than treating it after the fact. It’s also cheaper. That’s why preventative healthcare is always recommended! Keep your pet on year-round pest-control medications to ward away fleas, ticks, and worms. Have them vaccinated regularly to prevent dangerous diseases like parvovirus, hepatitis, distemper, and rabies.

Control the portion size.

Many pets are overweight simply because they’re fed too much at mealtime. Ask your veterinarian about an appropriately measured portion size for your animal companion, and then give them this amount and remove uneaten food after about 20 minutes or so. It’s a far better method than free-feeding, which means leaving food out at all times for pets to munch on as they please.

Spay and neuter.

Did you know that spaying or neutering your pet isn’t just good for their health, but your wallet as well? That’s because the simple surgery eliminates or reduces the chance of a variety of health ailments, like prostate problems, breast cancer, and urinary tract infections. Over the long-term, this low-cost surgery can save you on bigger expensive veterinary bills later. Plus, you’re helping to control the homeless pet population.

Skip the unnecessary extras.

Keep in mind that your pet doesn’t really care one way or the other if they’re wearing a name-brand parka or an expensive harness, or if they’re fed designer treats that are three times the price of other options. It’s fun to indulge your pet and there’s nothing wrong with spending a little extra cash on your beloved family member—but knowing when to reign it in and stick to the basics is an important step if you’d like to save a little of your hard-earned cash.

Adopt, don’t shop!

Were you aware that the adoption fees at your local animal shelters are almost certainly far lower than the price tags at the local pet store? Rescuing a pet is almost always the cheaper route, and it means you’re saving a life—that’s something you can feel good about.

Contact your Bourne, MA animal hospital to make your pet’s next office appointment.


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