Pet Care 2013

Owning any type of pet can be expensive when viewed over the course of an animal’s life, but with a conscious effort geared toward saving there are ways to spend less money on pet care without having a negative impact on your pet’s health.

According to ASPCA, caring for 1 or more pets can range from $235 for Fish and up to $1,850 for a dog. This does not factor in the costs of unexpected veterinary care, as well as boarding facilities, pet sitters and dog walkers, if you plan to use them. Saving money doesn’t mean cutting visits to the vet, rather it means avoiding the unnecessary illness and those additional trips to the vet.

What many clients fail to understand is that by avoiding that trip to the veterinarian, they are missing the opportunity for a thorough history taking and physical examination, as well as early disease detection and prevention through regular screening diagnostics.

Preventive care and buying in bulk can reduce the cost of your pet’s yearly expenses.

Here are a few examples:

Grooming

Ecto-Soothe 3x shampoo, offers a wide range of use. This Oatmeal shampoo provides soothing relief from dry, itchy skin. Its use is not limited and can be used to kill fleas, lice and ticks on dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

Purchase the 8oz Epi-Soothe and Spend Only $7.99 at Allivet.com. Purchase the Gallon for only $79.99 and this will allow you to groom many kittens, cats, puppies and dogs. If you purchase the gallon for 1 dog it will last you more than a year and save you on shipping fees.

Dental Care

GREENIES Dental Chews are clinically proven to clean dogs teeth by fighting both plaque and tartar buildup, freshening breath, and maintains healthier teeth and gums and freshens your dogs breath.

One GREENIES Dental Chew a day helps clean your dog’s teeth by using his natural chewing action to wipe away plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of the teeth. The chewy and flexible texture allows teeth to sink in with every bite, reaching all the way to the gums for more effective cleaning.

CET AquaDent Dental additive 500 ml when added to pets drinking water daily, it freshens dogs and cats breath and helps prevent plaque accumulation. The easy-to-use, convenient additive comes in 500-mL bottles and is intended for dogs and cats 6 months of age and older.

Pet owners also play an important role in their animals’ oral health. Regular teeth brushing at home coupled with regular dental check-ups can help your pet live a longer, healthier life and reduce the cost of frequent dental cleaning by reducing the amount of tartar build up on your pet’s teeth.

Ear Care

Epi-Otic Ear cleanser is a soothing, mild and non-irritating solution for drying and cleaning your pet’s irritated ears. This formula includes spherulites which provide slow release of ingredients to protects the ears from irritation and ear infection.

Keeping your pet’s ears can reduce ear infections and irritations that could result in costly vet bills. Purchase the 8oz bottle for only $8.99 and treat present ear irritations and infections. Purchase the 16 oz bottle for only $14.99 and clean present wax build up and protects your pets ear on a regular basis.

Flea & Tick Prevention

FRONTLINE PLUS FOR DOGS is a monthly topical treatment provides fast, effective and convenient treatment and control of fleas, ticks and chewing lice for dogs and puppies.

The six month supply for 23-44 lbs is sold for only $74.99 plus receive Free Shipping.

Heartworm Protection

Canine heartworm disease is predominantly spread by mosquitoes. The mosquitoes infect dogs with a parasite which infests the heart. If left untreated, canine heartworm disease can lead to congestive heart failure in dogs.

Dog heartworm disease is preventable through the use of routine doses of medication. It’s important to have a dog tested for heartworm before beginning these medications. Some monthly tablets also aid in the prevention of other worm infestations as well.

Preventive care can help you and your pet avoid unnecessary illness and additional trips to the vet, thus reducing the cost of your pet’s expenses.

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