Nobody wants to be cheap when it comes to their pets’ health and happiness, but you can still provide your animal companions the best care on a budget. Being smart with your recurring pet spending makes a huge difference. Also, you can save hundreds of dollars per year by opting for discounts and resorting to DIY projects. Keeping your pet budget in check doesn’t have to be a struggle, but it’s not always easy.
Here are some of the top expenses to be aware of:
- Vet and dentist costs
- Food and treats
- Pet sitting/walking
- Gear and toys
There are tons of companies that know how much consumers love their pets and they’re actively trying to get you to splurge! Pet toy and treat subscription boxes are the perfect examples of pricey, unnecessary spending traps. Although caring for any pet is a long-term commitment, financing your furry friend’s needs doesn’t have to mean you’re jeopardizing your financial goals.
Do you tend to fall for clever advertising? With a little extra awareness, you’ll be able to avoid the wasteful spending and support your pet while saving cash. Paying attention to your spending habits is half the battle. There are plenty of ways to save and earn money as a pet owner.
You’ll be able to invest in the best for your family’s animal companion without breaking the bank on preventable costs. You can still give your pet everything he/she deserves on a budget. In the graphic below, you’ll find pet care budgeting tips and some awesome side hustle ideas, too. For even more ideas to live a money-savvy life, check out Mint.
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