The last time you were at the pet store, did you end up spending a small fortune on your furry friend? You probably went there for one or two small items, but ended up grabbing all those fun-looking, fuzzy toys on your way out, right? Well, there are plenty of ways that you can cut back on spending on your pet, and the tips are a lot easier than you think.
Some cats love playing with ribbons but don't like the laser lights. If your cat or dog likes a specific kind of toy, buy them a few of those but don't buy more until they run out. If your pet likes to play with things that aren't toys, like ribbons or socks, keep some of those handy and don't buy toys at all.
Once you get the prescription, there are a bunch of online suppliers where you can get your pet's medication for cheap if you buy a big supply of them at a time.
Luckily, though, there are some great bargain brands. Compare the ingredient lists to price and find what works best for you and your wallet. Also, dry food is almost always cheaper - and healthier. Wet food doesn't help your pet's digestive tract at all, so you may want to switch to dry food if you can.
There is also the option of making your pet's food yourself. This is the healthiest way to feed your pet, after you do a little research about what is good for them to eat and what is not. However, even though this is cheaper, it can be very time-consuming.
Dogs, especially, love fleece blankets, and you can always get some fleece and make your own. Similarly, you can get foam padding and make pads for crates and carriers without spending much at all.