Being a dog Mom or Dad is extremely rewarding, but there’s no way to deny that it can be a bit of a drain on your wallet. Luckily, there are ways to stick to your budget without sacrificing your dogs’ wellbeing. Here are 5 ways to save money being a dog parent.
1. Buy Food Wisely
Buying in bulk – or buying giant bags of food – at wholesale price might seem like a small effort, but over a long dog lifespan, it can really start to add right up. If you can’t buy wholesale, research dog food brands to see which low-cost foods are of good, healthy quality.
2. DIY Toys
There are plenty of tutorials online that show you how to turn old items into fun, dog-safe toys. This is a really economical way to cut back on costs, especially if your dog rips through toys quickly!
3. Learn Grooming
Grooming a dog yourself can seem very daunting at first, which is why so many people send them to groomers – but that’s expensive! Once again, the Internet is your friend. You can find countless tutorials on how to bathe your dog and trim their nails.
4. Don’t Delay Vet Visits
Yes, we know vet visits can be expensive. But putting off important check-ups, vaccinations, and treatments will only lead to a much more expensive problem in the long run. Don’t make that mistake!
5. Rotate Toys
If you can’t DIY toys for whatever reason, get familiar with the types of toys your dog really likes. Then, only buy those toys, rotating them so your dog doesn’t get bored. No more failed toy purchases!
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