Courtesy: Reprint from web post October 25, 2018/ Lea DeRosa
Pets are part of the family. But just like having children, having pets is an expense. Between the cost of taking the pet home, regular expenses and unexpected costs that arise, owning a pet can be expensive.
Most importantly, being a pet owner should mean including your pet in your monthly budget. Itemize how much you typically spend on your pet in a month and include that number in your expenses. Your emergency fund can also help cover any unexpected expenses.
Here are some tips on how to save on the things you buy for your Furry best friend.Adopting
First and foremost, when getting a pet, adopting will be the more cost-effective option. In addition to being cheaper, adopting is the better option for the animal. You’ll be saving money while helping an animal in need.Pet Food
Feeding your pet is obviously a top priority. Your pet may have specific diet needs or food preferences. However, once you find the type of food that best suits your pet, consider buying in bulk. This is particularly helpful if you have multiple pets that all eat the same type of food.More Pet Expense Saving Tips