Cut Pet Care Vet Cost

by katiem2

Learn how to cut pet care vet cost and save thousands of dollars. Find out the many services you yourself can provide your pet and all in the comfort of home.

With cost cutting on the forefront of most every pet owners minds, thoughts lean toward vet expenses and what can be cut. In fact you'll be doing your pet a huge favor by taking a hard look at what pet needs can be met by you and all in the comfort of your own home. This is home sweet home to your pet and they much prefer you over the vet any day! There's a new movement at foot and it's the pet health care reform examining the real need for care, what can and cannot be cut. There is much here to consider.

Ways to Cut Vet Cost

First you must open your mind and realize this is not an emotional issue but in fact the truth about your pet and wallets well being. Vet care is stressful to most pets and can be harmful to all pets if done in excess. You can avoid needless vet cost and reduce the stress on both your wallet and pets. Fact is this; your pet can't tell you what they really want you to know or can they?

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Both my daughters and I adore animals we have two dogs ad three cats, all of which are pampered and well cared for.

In fact I've always gone above and beyond, like most pet owners, making certain our pets get the best of pet care. My recent visit to my cats vet ended up costing me $365.00 which would have been over $550.00 dollars but I refused. I had enough, my cat merely had an upset stomach and wasn't eating as normal, this cost was not acceptable. I had had it and spoke up in protest asking why so much?

Unnecessary Vet Expenses

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He explained it was lab work and testing adding many of the test aren't really necessary just precautionary. This was an indoor cat who had already been tested for the things many of the test would be looking for.

In the end she had nothing they tested for and was sent home with a simple antibiotic and no answer as to what could be wrong. I get the feeling they were taking advantage of me and my willingness to provide my pets the best.  

After all I was the same customer who agreed to have one of our dogs bathed and given a special blow dry which was guaranteed to reduce shedding,  She was actually shedding when I came to pick her up,

I questioned this and was told dogs tend to shed when they're are excited and she was no doubt excited to see my daughter and I.  It was then I knew I was a sucker and vowed to be more prudent as our dog hated to come to the vet anyway.  She hated to be left there for such services.

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What Vet Services to Avoid

There are many things other wise considered vet services you can do at home for a fraction of the price and with less stress on you and your pet.

Ask yourself this question, is the vet creating services that aren't really needed and if so do these services deliver on what they say they will?

  • Services like pricey shampoos and blow dry guaranteed to reduce shedding?
  • Does your pet get stressed from frequent visits?
  • Do you feel the stress on your pet is worth the trendy services?

The bottom line is that you can provide your pet with the majority of their needs at home. Don't be guilted into thinking you can't. It's just a guilt trip to line the pockets of someone else and taking treats out of the mouth of your pet!

In Home Pet Services You Can Do Yourself

  1. Grooming, bathing, combing, detangling, shedding, nails, ears etc.
  2. Treat for fleas, eggs, ticks, mosquitoes, and such
  3. Dental Cleaning and the like.

In fact there are tons and tons of videos on youtube offering step by step guides to treating your pet and providing them the services mentioned above and much much more.

Just visit youtube and type in how to wash a dog, or cat or any other thing you'de like to do. The furminator long hair detangler offers a how to video at Amazon when you vist the product via this page.

Cut Vet Pet Care Cost

Easy Practical Pet Health Saving Facts

Imagine no longer paying full price for treatments, visits and medications your pet really does not need. Understand that you can remedy your pets issues yourself in the comfort of home.

No doubt you're smart enough to know you spend a lot of time, money and stress on vet visits, and for what, to ease the guilt placed on you with the keeping up with the Jones mentality?

Imagine your pet enjoying the comforts of home, the best and honestly needed health care without overpriced bills. First you must know how to make this happen?

4 Things to Avoid Needless Cost 

  1. Indoor pets require less vet care due to the lack of exposure. 
  2. A healthy nutritious diet maintains good health and only basic needs. 
  3. Providing your pet with a means to exercise eliminates vet visits. 
  4. A happy, loved and well adjusted pet free from stress lessens cost.

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Money Saving Do it Yourself Petcare

There are many things you can do yourself to care for your pets and save lots of money and stress.

Now that you've allowed yourself to think about this for a moment the light is on! Nobody cares more about your pet than you do.

Your pet does not have to go through needless vet visits. It is you they prefer to care for them.

Give your pet what they want and need all the while providing them with more comfort and love than ever before.

Why Do It Yourself 
You know and love your pet like no other person. Your pet trust you, don't break that trust by handing them over to excess in vet care.

Ask yourself; who is truly at fault (you or the vet) if you don't question procedures, services or expenses?

Don't be sucked in by added request for vet services, after all they are only out to make a buck.

This is not your objective, and in no way are you obligated to hand over more cash at the expense of your pets comfort and trust.

Learn about and understand your pets care and needs for yourself. It is simple and much easier to follow through at home.

Don't feel bad for making any of these mistakes.

Most of us have! You have all you need to provide your pet with the best life has to offer them and that's your instincts.

Yes, follow your gut. I myself have made these mistakes and then some myself!

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Natural Flea Remedies for Cats and Dogs

It’s that time of year again when your cats and dogs may begin to furiously scratch and yet this is something you do not want to see. The root of the itching is most likely fleas. If your cats and dogs roam around in the great outdoors there is no doubt they will encounter fleas.

Fleas can hang on and survive in your yard long into the end of fall and entering winter.

Pets that don't go outside much are still at risk of getting fleas.

The best approach is prevention when it comes to the dreaded fleas, otherwise before you no it you’re in full out war trying to rid the pest from your home.

Either way fleas on your pet or in your home can be very embarrassing or a lot of work to send them packing. There are loads of great flea treatments available online and at much better prices than you would pay at the vet.

Pet Care Home Remedies

Learn many money saving and safe do it yourself pet care options.

Home Remedies

My Mom always did this and come spring I do for good measure it’s just too easy.

Vacuuming with flea collar power:

  • A routine vacuuming of carpets, upholstery, and pet bedding works to eliminate and remedy flea infestations.
  • The vacuum vibrations stir and lift new adult fleas; by adding the extra pieces cut from an all-natural flea collar as a deterrent.
  • Simply place the flea collar or clippings inside of your vacuum bag, which will destroy new fleas trapped in the bag and no mess to clean up.

Flea Prevention for Pets and Home

These tips and steps will prevent flea infestations on your pet and in and around your home.

Cleanup your yard:

  • Fleas love a moist, wet environment, so you can treat the exterior of your house to control the flea population around your home.
  • You can eliminate the happy haven for fleas by creating a drier yard, remove falling leaves in the fall, cut the grass, trim shrubs and bushes, and don’t leave piles of sand, mulch or gravel laying around the house for long.
  • Plus, keep your vegetable and flower beds clean of organic waste, such as leaves, grass clippings and straw, which are all places fleas love to hang around and set up house.

Apple Cider Vinegar Flea Prevention

Apple cider vinegar

Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and mist pet bedding, base boards and carpets.

Repel Fleas with Cedar

Cedar shavings

  • Your neighborhood home and garden store will provide you with cedar shavings, I get mine from a cabinet maker, I just drop by and he gives them to me for free.
  • These wood shavings repeal fleas. I sprinkle some throughout my flower beds and around the foundation of my house.
  • I also stuff pillow cases and cover with decorative covers and stack them around the house. I have a nicely arrange stack near the bottom of my landing around the bay windows and many other decorative spots.
  • I put them in mason jars and replace the metal lid with a pretty cloth. The aroma is nice and well the uses go on and on.
  • No matter what your approach fleas are something you do not want to be bothered with this summer and now’s the time to take action.
Updated: 05/23/2013, katiem2
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katiem2 on 07/25/2012

Your comments are safe here as we don't post names. Thanks for sharing the site.

John Doe on 07/25/2012

Great tips, this is a very helpful site. I know my vet charges me for silly things making me feel guilty if I don't buy everything and service available to my dog. The elderly really need to watch it. I know a widow who's become very attached to her dog since her husband suddenly passed from a heart attack. She spends an insane amount of money on her dog now, the vet should realize her obsession with the dog is not a money making opportunity but a sign the woman needs help. The poor dog... is a nervous wreck. Great website I will share this with her... hmmm

katiem2 on 07/23/2012

cherylone, I agree, when I can take my children to the doctor for a routine well visit and it cost less, even discounting any insurance, per child than it does per pet, that's a problem.

cherylone on 07/23/2012

Pet bills are becoming almost as bad as medical bills for us. I try to do as much as possible at home, thanks for all the good ideas and suggestions.

katiem2 on 07/21/2012

Brenda, Good point. I have the same issue, when I first got our dogs for my girls we fully intended to keep them indoors, they go out all the time and now prefer staying out side more so than indoors. Their happiness is what matters and so they spend a lot of time outside.

BrendaReeves on 07/21/2012

I have a great vet. He doesn't charge for office calls. I have four dogs and two cats. I have to keep all of them on heart worm preventative. That stuff costs a fortune. I have heard that cats that are kept indoors all the time don't need the vacinations. I really want to make mine indoor cats, but I have the doggy door. I'd like to get rid of that except then I'd be up and down all the time letting four dogs in and out.

katiem2 on 07/20/2012

Ragtimelil, Thank you so much for your story both as a pet owner and a vet tech. It got outrageous for me as if they were pushing me as far as they could. We are all so much happier now that we're taking pet care into our own hands, as much as possible, which turns out is a lot. Our pets are happier, healthy and we are happier knowing we are taking responsibility for our pets comfort and health, much like a parent would their own child, this is how we think of our pets. My cat got better after taking the round of antibiotics but I never found out what the problem was. I spent WAY to much money for that.

Ragtimelil on 07/20/2012

Good article! As a former pet groomer and vet tech, I do a lot myself anyway. The cost has really gotten outrageous. I took my old dog to a new vet. I knew he needed antibiotics for a kidney infection that he was prone to. They wouldn't give me a prescription without seeing the dog first,even after calling the former vet to confirm. The vet walked in, glanced down at my dog and walked out again and told the assistant to give me the pills. I was charged $60 for an office call - not including the $20 pills.

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