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Five Ways to Save Money on Your Dog


Tough economic times can impact not only you but also your dog. With some planning and a little extra work, though, you can save on everything from dog food to veterinary care.


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Five Ways to Save Money on Your Dog

Five Ways to Save Money on Your Dog
By Paris Permenterand John Bigley

We all know that economic climate has impacted budgets for every member of your household -including your dog. With rising grocery prices, dog owners watch the cost of dog food (not to mention dog supplies, dog toys, and veterinary care) climb.

With some creative thinking, however, you can save money and put your dog care on a budget. Here are a few tips to help you fetch just a little more from your dog expenditures:

Measure Your Dog's Food. How much should your dog be eating every day based on his weight? Do you know? All too often, it's easy to just pour the kibble in the bowl but that might not be the right amount. Overfeeding not only fattens your dog (potentially leading to costly veterinary bills) but also wastes expensive dog food. Measure first!

Clip Coupons. Check Sunday's paper for coupons for dog food and treats; another good source are online coupon websites. If your dog especially loves a particular brand of dog food, visit the manufacturer's website for coupons and offers. If the manufacturer has an online newsletter, sign up for it, too, to possibly receive special offers and coupons.

Check Thrift Stores for Stuffed Toys. If your dogs are like ours, stuffed toys have pretty short lifespans. It makes sense to buy used stuffed animals for them to enjoy; thrift stores and garage sales are an excellent source for animals as cheap as 25 cents each. Just as if you were purchasing a stuffed toy for your dog at the store, make sure it doesn't have any eyes or buttons that can be pulled off and choke your dog.

Shop Off-Season. Just as if you were buying clothing for yourself, you'll find dog clothes and accessories have seasonal sales as well. Buy plush dog beds, dog sweaters, etc. at the end of winter season. Like to dress Fido up for Halloween? Hit the sales right after the event and you'll be set for next year.

Look for Pet Vaccination Specials. Many groups, especially local animal shelters, sponsor low-cost vaccination clinics. Call your local animal shelter and ask if they know any upcoming pet vaccination clinics in your community.

Professional writers and husband-wife team Paris Permenter and John Bigley publish DogTipper.com, a site featuring tips for dog lovers, by dog lovers. The extensive site include the Dog Tip of the Day, the Dog News Blog, and more. To download a free copy of How to Put Your Dog on a Budget, visit http://www.DogTipper.com/budget

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