Pets need to be spent on too but that does not mean it has to be expensive.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
Debt Consolidation USA acknowledges how a household budget contains a lot of details about a consumer’s life. Usually, consumers try to find ways to save on their usual expenses to make room for other important financial obligations. In an article published last January 19, 2014, the debt relief website focuses on pet owners.
The article is titled, “Pet Expenses: What Does It Cost To Own A Pet.” It begins by listing the reasons why spending for a beloved pet has a lot of benefits. It can help the owner battle depression, lower their blood pressure and even help people deal with mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s. All of these come with a price because pet ownership will incur some costs. The pet will need to be fed and taken to the vet every now and then. Dogs will usually cost the owner between $1,314 to $1,843 during the first year. A cat will cost $1,035 and a rabbit $1,055. The article explains how these pets usually have bloated expenses during the first year but it gets lower the second year onwards.
While pets deserve to have the best care there is, the article enumerates how consumers can keep these necessary costs to a minimum. On top of the list is to provide the pet with the right nutrition. This will minimize the trips to the vet and will thus cost the owner less. When the pet needs to be taken to the vet, the owner is advised to ask the private vet if they have discount cards or something similar. If none, the article urges consumers to look for the local veterinary school. They usually offer discounted prices to help their veterinary students get the experience that they need.
In case the pet needs medication, the article suggests that the owner request for a generic brand from the vet. They usually cost much less than those with name brands.
For the food, the article suggests that consumers buy in bulk - at least for dry food. This can last much longer than wet ones. That will help lower the food cost of the per owner.
The article also encourages pet owners to spend time with their pets. The time spent with them will help keep the pet very happy - and that keeps them healthy. It will lower the needs to go to a vet. The usual care tips like keeping them clean and not missing out on check ups will also minimize the unnecessary expenses.
Debt Consolidation USA acknowledges that pets need to be spent on too but that does not mean it has to be expensive. To read the whole article, click on this link: http://www.debtconsolidationusa.com/personal-finance/pet-expenses-what-does-it-cost-to-own-a-pet.html.