How to reduce pet care expenses amid rising cost of living – Times of India
The price of things around us is going up day by day, be it fuel or food. According to a report, the cost of living rises in India as companies pass on higher prices . Similarly, inflation has been affecting many parts of the world in one or another way. Amid rising prices of daily commodities, it can be a really difficult time if you are a pet owner. It can be difficult to save money in such cases while keeping the same level of care.
This article will talk about a few ways in which you can reduce pet care expenses and save money on pet care.
Even if you think your pet’s health is fine, you should take your pet for an annual exam with a certified veterinarian. This can be a preventive action as yearly check-ups serve to maintain your pet’s health, thereby reducing the risk of severe or serious diseases or infections, which can cost you dearly. If you find it difficult to access a vet, then these days online platforms or apps are making it easy for pet parents to find vets on time.
Ask friends or family to pet sit
Sometimes, you may have come across dilemmas like going to work to earn money but not having anyone to look after your pet. Getting a trusted friend and family to pet sit can be a good alternative to paying someone. This will help you save a lot of money on pet care. However, if you live far from your family or friends, then there are online platforms available which can help you get pet sitters or walkers.
Pet grooming- Learn how to Do It Yourself
Try to do as much as you can if your pet requires grooming. You can also talk to your vet about the specific grooming needs of your pet. They can recommend the best pet care tools. However, you can brush your pet’s fur and trim their nails on your own. In case you would still like an expert hand to groom your pooch or feline, then rather than taking them to pet salons, availing grooming services online can be better, in terms of saving money and your own time.
Spay or Neuter
Spaying or neutering your pet prevents them from being able to have babies. If you have a female pet, then spaying or neutering can save you from spending money on managing their offspring in the future. Besides, it can also prevent some cancers and other health problems in your fur buddies. You can talk to your vet about the appropriate age for spaying or neutering.
While skipping unnecessary vaccinations can help you cut costs on pet care, many vaccines are a must to prevent the risk of serious illness to your pet. You can talk to your vet on all the vaccines they offer and which ones you can skip to save money. These days, online platforms are also facilitating pet vaccinations and providing offers to beat the competition.
Views expressed above are the author’s own.
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