All pet owners know the agony of having a pet that is sick or in pain. But we also know the pain of getting the bill from the vet. Some of the treatment costs can be astronomical! Here are some helpful tips to help you reduce your vet bills.
1) Use low cost clinics for shots. Check with your vet, local Humane Society chapter, animal control department, or vet hospital to find out when and where these clinics are.
2) Get a second opinion. In most cases you'll have time to do some research and either consult another vet or do research online before signing off on a pricey treatment.
3) Ask for medication samples.
4) Shop around for medications. You can research prices online and call different vets to see if they have better prices.
5) Buy good food. Buying higher quality pet food can pay off in fewer health problems. This is especially true with cats who are susceptible to urinary tract infections if fed inexpensive cat food.
6) Watch the pounds. Obesity in animals can trigger health problems, so keep your animal fit and healthy.
7) Keep your pet indoors or on a leash. Free-running animals have more accidents, contract more illnesses and take a bigger toll on the environment than pets that are kept under control.