Friday, September 12, 2008

Ways To Save Money On Your Pet

Many pet owners are struggling to make ends meet with the current economy. We are all looking for ways to save money. Many of use are cutting costs where necessary.

One of the most important things you can do as a pet owner, is to feed your pet a high quality brand of food. You will save on vet bills because your pet will have better health. Also, better quality food is higher in nutrients and you actually feed less. It is not filled with 'fillers', like corn, soy, wheat and chemicals.

Avoid purchasing commercially prepared 'treats'. They are high priced, and filled with grains, colors, flavors and preservatives. For dogs, give them apple slices, baby carrots, a slice of potato, hardboiled eggs or a piece of fresh, LEAN meat. For cats, give a piece of salmon or fish instead of a treat made from corn, by-products and chemicals. If you want to purchases treats, buy natural, holistic or organic pet treats.

Exercise is so important for you and your pet. One of the main reasons pet end up at the vet is diabetes, cancer, joint problems, liver problems, and obesity. These are a result of poor diet, being overfed (a poor diet) and lack of exercise. Cats love to play with a feather or laser toy and dogs love to play ball and go for a walk.