Naturally, we pet parents want to give our pets the best to keep them healthy and happy. If we’re not careful, though, pet care expenses can really mount up! Here are some practical ways to cut expenses without sacrificing quality or the well-being of our pets!
This year, I’ll be writing the second edition to my first book, Pampered Pets on a Budget, Caring for Your Pet Without Losing Your Tail. It’s been a few years since my co-author, Jeff Barnes and I released it, but it’s still highly relevant.
As a nation, we had just shaken off the financial collapse of 2008 and it was evident that some people were surrendering family pets in order to make ends meet. Shelters and rescues across the country were pleading with pet lovers to adopt the latest victims of the recession.
Frankly, I’d choose to live under a bridge WITH my pets if I lost my home. I can’t imagine any kind of crisis that could come between my animals and I. But it does, and did happen to many.
Like it or not, tax day is just two weeks away. And whether you have to pay Uncle Sam or are expecting a refund, you’re likely thinking of ways you can hold on to more of your hard-earned cash in the coming year. April 15th has a way of doing that.
While you’re examining your budget, don’t forget to look at what you spend on your pets. If you’re like me, you probably don’t think twice about plunking down a good chunk of change for your furry companion.
But don’t worry…we’re not alone.