Having pets is wonderful . . . but it can also be really expensive. Here's how to save a few bucks on their health care.
Food, medicine, and everything else that goes into caring for your beloved pets can really take a bite out of your budget. Pet expert Charlotte Reed has some suggestions when it comes to saving some cash. Two of the biggest expenses are food, and if you're a cat owner -- litter. To save on your expenses, start by figuring out just how much you go through every month, and put it in your budget. "Instead of jumping in the car, have it auto-shipped to you," advised Reed. Shopping around for a great price online, and getting it sent right to your door, saves time and money over running to the store and grabbing whatever's on the shelf. Discounts also offer a great way to save money. "Because you're doing auto-ship you'll get 15 percent off. So, you can get a 30 pound bag for 30 percent off and that's one great savings," said Reed.