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12 Tips for Caring for Your Pet on a Budget

By: Courtesy of Colorado State University

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11. Be creative with ways to make toys more interactive. Consider buying Buster Cubes or Kongs for dogs and cats to give them more stimulation while they eat or enjoy treats. Hang feather dancers over heating vents so they move for cats. Move toys from room to room to provide a different venue for pets to play in.


12. Weight the benefits of purchasing health insurance for pets. While health insurance may seem pricey, it can be worth the $20 to $30 monthly premium, particularly for some pets. Pet insurance dramatically reduces the costs of large veterinary bills ranging from emergency care after an accident, cancer treatment and preventative check-ups and care including vaccinations. Insurance can cut large bills by hundreds of dollars. Several different companies offer pet insurance, each with different coverage options and some with exclusions. Some companies will not cover hip hip dysplasia treatment in some large breeds, for example, while others will. Read the fine print and consult with a veterinarian.

Pet insurance is a particularly good investment for pet owners with older pets, outdoor pets or dog and cat breeds particularly prone to certain diseases or illnesses.

- If possible, maintain an annual wellness exam schedule for your pet. Catching an illness or disease early is almost always less expensive to treat than an illness discovered after it has progressed. Veterinarians may also recommend routine blood work, and Ruch-Gallie recommends paying for it if possible. By nature, animals do a good job of disguising when they are not well; blood work can identify problems long before a pet allows its owner to see symptoms.

Pet insurance is a particularly good investment for pet owners with older pets, outdoor pets or dog and cat breeds particularly prone to certain diseases or illnesses.


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