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Pet health care on a budget

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On a budget? Pet expert Charlotte Reed says your pet doesn't have to suffer if your money is tight. She had a few tips to make sure your pet stays healthy!

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1. Keeping up with a pet's vet visits will save money, not to mention misery in the long run by preventing many serious illnesses. Check out Banfield Pet Hospitals because they developed a Wellness program to make caring for your pet simple and affordable. Depending where you are, check out their price calculate which will help you have better idea of the cost.

2. Pet meds can be expensive.  The Advocacy for Pets and Affordable Wellness coalition promotes health and wellness by bringing to light the financial challenges associated with pet ownership, while enlightening the pet community about significant cost savings they can save by purchasing vet grad meds from alternative resources.  For example, you can purchase generic flea and tick meds at Walmart, Sam's Club or a local pharmacy near you.  Just make sure to read the about the pet pharmacy program before you drop off your pet meds.

3. Pet insurance helps you save money and protects your pet too.  Studies show that 92 percent of all pets suffer from an emergency within their lifetime. That's why Protect Your Bubble was such a find because it offers pet insurance for dogs and cats and covers vet charges for eligible accidents, illnesses, hereditary conditions and behavioral treatments. Moreover, it covers many of the new, alternative therapies like acupuncture and hydrotherapy that pet owners want to try before costly, invasive surgery.  Visit the website for a quick quote.

4. Did you know that one of the top reason pet owners visit the vet has to do with the digestive system of their animals?  If your pet has a digestive system that isn't working properly, he is not absorbing the nutrients he needs.  Holistic Select Natural Pet Food has a complete digestive health support system with ingredients like pre and probiotics, digestive enzymes, herbs and botanicals to help your pet to better absorb the nutrients and soothe the digestive track.  Healthy digestion can save you money from the vet visits.

5. Grooming your pet gives you the ability to exam your pet's body on a regular basis. Take the opportunity to get to know his body so that you can prevent problems. If you need help grooming your dog and knowing what tool to buy to get the job done, check out the new edition of the All Breed Dog Grooming Guide by Sam Kohl.

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