My wife and kids, and I, have a couple furry friends at our house. A Golden Retriever and a Basset Hound to be exact. Quite a combo! They are best buddies and they look like the old-time cartoon characters ‘Mutt and Jeff’.
The bottom line is that pets can get expensive, especially if you give them monthly flea and tick medicine. Since we live out in the country and have a lot of ticks around, this is a necessity for us. Now if I can only keep the poison oak off their fur! Our 1 year old girl came down with a poison oak rash a couple weeks ago, and needless to say, we don’t let her pet the dogs now unless they have had a bath recently.
But there are some things you can do to cut down on the cost of being a pet owner. Here are a few things we do that help quite a bit.
Feel free to add your own tips. Does anyone make their own dog food? How about carry pet insurance? And of course, here are some online coupon codes to help you save even more.
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