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Save money, help your pet

December 1, 2008

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Sure, you could cut down on the number of pet toys you buy, but there are other practical ways to cut the cost of pet care in these challenging economic times.

• If your vet prescribes medications such as antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs that are used for humans as well as animals, don’t always fill the prescription at the vet’s office. Try going to a low-cost pharmacy instead.

• Don’t forgo taking your pet for annual checkups. Early diagnosis of a condition or serious disease is so important for your pet’s well-being, and it can also save you big money.

• Consider feeding your dogs or cats a nationally advertised brand of dog food available in supermarkets or pet superstores instead of the more expensive or designer varieties.

• Fresh air and exercise go a long way in saving money because your pet will be a whole lot healthier in general.

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