Why they deserve it
It’s our life long goal as a pet owner to want to provide only the best for our furry family members. Right? Sure you do. But that happiness comes at a pretty high cost. I bet you would love ways to cut costs and keep the happiness high within your home.To save you time we’ve compile six ways to save at home that you won’t want to miss!
The break down
You may or may not have thought about the final breakdown of what you spend yearly on your pet or you may be too scared to. Right? Here you will find a breakdown of the average cost of adopting and owning a dog each year. You’re going to see number’s in the high thousands, but by knowing what we are spending we can begin to save.
Not all pets LOVE being groomed, but if you start early in life you can make it a good situation. The younger your dog is, the quicker he’ll get used to the fact that “this is just something we always do” and he won’t put up a fight. For now we are going to assume your pet is ok with being bathed at home. It may take a little practice — and patience — but if you love your dog and you want to save a few bucks through the years, then you’ll want to start grooming your dog yourself. Each week on Friday’s we will also post some great grooming tips to our Facebook page to try at home.
“You could save nearly $500 each year by doing it at home.”
Truth is, just one toy is never enough, let’s say they should have 5 to 10 dog total. Once you find the type of toy your pet prefers (mine likes tennis balls, and large squeaky toys best), simply rotate them with similar ones each time one wears out. Why attempt to try something new and costly when you know what they like. Check out these great ideas for DIY toys here.
Cleaning up after them
This tip not only saves you supplies to clean up after them, but the WHOLE house. The easiest tip, begin cleaning off your dog’s paws before he enters your house after being outdoors.
You will save on carpet, floor, and upholstery cleaning. Use Duct tape and a vacuum to remove pet hair. The vacuum is a godsent to pet owners, but sometimes it doesn’t always get the tight spots. Duct tape, rolled up around your fingers can be very handy. For anyone that has to deal with pet hair tumble weeds throughout the house, try taking a dryer sheet to the baseboards of your house any where there is trim and the static cling will actually deter hair from sticking to your trim saving you back strain and cleaners. It just falls to the ground. I suggest to repeat this once to twice a month depending on your usually amount of hair.
Saving on food purchases
Save money on dog food by buying pet food in bulk. Be aware that you must have proper sealed storage to keep the food protected from expiring. You can clip coupons or what I’ve just begun to start loving is using www.chewy.com. I’m able to get my food when I actually need it and begin to save a little from each check to put towards it. You may not think about it now, you wake up in the morning, go to prepare their meal and OH NO! The food is gone. You can schedule your food based on when they need it and delivered to your door. Saves on gas money, time and the prices are GREAT on hundreds of different types of food types for all types of animals. Make sure to buy the right quantity and type for your pet. Pet obesity can lead to some very pricey vet bills. They have toys too.
Bedding, bedding and more bedding
Have you ever gone to the store and just fell in LOVE with a bed for them? Plush, raised sides, perfect size and then you get a look at the price. $40 – $120 there’s no way you can do that more than once a year. Or you buy the perfect bed, something spills on it and notice that there is no protecting cover and you pull out the bedding to wash it and fluff and possibly wood chips are all over your floor. Stop the pain and agony. This is the time to get crafty and save, why not start now.
Training to be the very best
Not only will teaching your puppy not to chew your shoes save you a few trips to the shoe store, but also save you stressful days of many more items they will eat up. You may think that you can do it on your own or find the most cost effective group training classes to get you started. Whether your dog is a young pup or an older dog group nickle and diming everything, especially this subject. Meeting with the proper trainer who is willing to learn your dog’s training style and the patience to work with you is worth it. That bond between an owner and their dog is priceless and will help in the long run to enjoy days together. Whether just starting out or have a few bad habits they do, or you do to and want to get it fixed try a place you already know and love, US.