Veterinary health care is a necessary expense, but pup Mommies and Daddies may be noticing that its costs are steadily increasing as time goes on.
It’s vital that fur balls get the medical care and treatment they need, but how can you as a pup parent ensure that you can afford it? Here are some ways to do so.
This goes without saying, but it’s always helpful to set up a savings account that is specifically focused on catering to veterinary bills. It may come in handy on a rainy day!
While you can’t always expect certain medical bills from accidents or illness, you can prepare for routine and regular bills that you know are coming, like those for check-ups, vaccinations, and pest management. Save up for these in advance.
3. Pet insurance.
There are a wide variety of plans and programs that will have your back in the case of emergencies. Some even cover preventative care and regular examination bills, and it’s not difficult to find one that fits you. Read more about pet insurance and why you should consider it here.
4. Care Credit.
This is a form of credit card that allows you to pay for veterinary care – and some human medical care, too. You might even be eligible for 0% interest on some charges. Do check if your vet accepts this before applying, though!
5. Wellness plans.
Some veterinary offices offer wellness plans in order to provide coverage for certain regular treatments, and may even provide discounts. This can either involve an upfront payment in one lump sum, or monthly payments. Talk to your vet about this!
These are just some ways that you can save money on veterinary health care for your precious pups. Of course, prevention is better than cure, and there are ways you can avoid hefty bills through good prevention – stay tuned for our next article where we’ll discuss that. For now, like and share!