If you’re like many of our employees here at J.G. Wentworth, your pets are parts of your family, and you couldn’t imagine life without them. In today’s blog, we want to reinforce that love by offering our suggestions on how to take great care of pets – without spending a fortune. Here are six tips on saving money on pet care:
1) Practice preventative care
Don’t wait for any medical or dental issues to appear down the line for your beloved pets. Practice preventative care by scheduling regular exams with a trusted – and cost-effective – veterinarian. Make sure you also provide your pet with the proper vaccinations, testing, and medications at all times. Anything you spend now to curtail developing medical issues could save you substantially when compared to spending money on treatment.
2) Visit a veterinarian the moment you see something that concerns you
You know your pet, and can tell when something is bothering him/her. A slowing trot, decrease in energy, difficulties with eating – these are just some of the many problems your pet can bravely face that may be treatable. The sooner you get your pet properly diagnosed and treated the quicker your pet will recover, and the less money you’ll have to spend.
3) Purchase quality food in bulk
Feel like your pet deserves premium food but unsure whether you can afford it? Consider purchasing in bulk and sharing costs with a fellow pet owner, or investigate the wide range of pet food offers that can be found online, then find the one to that’s a good fit for your individual budget.
4) Buy used pet-care products
You do not have to sacrifice quality when you purchase used pet-care supplies. Websites like Craigslist feature numerous pet owners selling their used products, and you can inspect them for yourself before purchasing.
5) Consider pet insurance
Pet care insurance is one of those things that can either be extremely beneficial or an unnecessary expenditure. It honestly depends on the age, type, and breed of pet you care for, so put in some quality research time and shop wisely.
6) Never stop learning and sharing information with other pet owners
Last but certainly not least is our recommendation to find an online family that cares for the same pet you do, and get their recommendations on the most effective and cost-conscious treatment. If you own a dog, for instance, there are some truly terrific websites such as Love Your Dog and The Dog Whisperer, while cat owners can begin their search for the best ways to take care of their cats at The Cat Site and Cat Care Society. These are just some of the literally thousands of online advice sites for pet owners from all over the world!
We hope these six tips give you some great ideas on saving money on pet care without, of course, sacrificing quality. J.G. Wentworth is the nationwide leader in purchasing structured settlement and annuity payments for cash now, and we know not only how hard people work for every dollar but also how special it feels to spend that money wisely on a beloved member of your family, which of course is what all cherished pets are. For more information about our company, or to learn more about how you can get Cash Now for all or a portion of your future settlement and annuity payments, please call us anytime at 877-227-4713.