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  1. #1
    Kristin
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    Default 21 Ways to Save on Pet Care

    1Indulging Fido and Boots with gourmet vittles, homeopathic medical

    treatments and expensive grooming can put you in the poorhouse.

    2.Consider alternatives. Humane society or university veterinary

    clinics may offer thriftier medical services than private practitioners.

    3.Keep an eye out for special events, such as reduced

    veterinary-service events sponsored by government agencies or pet stores.

    4.Some vets will give discounts to folks who bring in several pets at

    once, so why not round up your whole brood for routine exams and

    inoculations?

    5.Speak up if it's a stray. Many vets will discount their services if

    your pet was an abandoned or homeless critter that you'd rescued. You

    may expect -- or ask for -- at least 10 percent off.



    6.Say it loud: I'm senior and proud! Some vets also give seniors

    discounts as high as 20 percent.



    7.Spay/neuter! Reproductive reasons aside, an animal that has been

    spayed or neutered has decreased chances of getting a variety of

    serious illnesses.



    8.Keep careful records of your pet's inoculations and other

    health-care services. If you switch vets, you won't risk having costly

    procedures duplicated if you can't recall what was done.



    9.Be selective about follow-up care. Don't automatically follow up

    with expensive emergency-hospital staff -- follow up emergency care

    with your regular vet during normal business hours.



    10. Learn what constitutes a true emergency. For example, weakness and

    difficulty in breathing is an emergency.



    11.Consider pet health insurance. It works in much the same way as it

    does for people -- there's generally a deductible, a co-pay or both,

    and forms to be filled out.



    12.Shop around for medicines, online and locally.



    13.Always seek a second opinion when a vet suggests a pricey

    procedure. This is very important for both your pet's health -- and

    your wealth. You'd do it for yourself, right?



    14.Brush those pearly whites! Not only will your pet's teeth suffer if

    you don't -- it can affect its overall health. Oral bacteria can lead

    to serious problems and complications.



    15. Get samples of new products from your vet -- ask and ye may receive.



    16.Consider dietary improvements. Upgrading to higher-quality premium

    foods can pay off in health dividends.



    17.Feed your pet food specific to its species for optimal health. If

    you have a hamster, for example, feed it hamster food -- not nibbles

    from your nachos.



    18.More is less good when it comes to stuffing your pet with vittles.

    Overfeeding can create health problems.



    19.Be your own pet (health) detective. Check out the online veterinary

    version of The Merck Manual and do the detective work for your pet.



    20.Use free resources such as your local pet-supply store. Their

    personnel tend to be animal lovers with a fairly good knowledge

    regarding a variety of critters.



    21.Read, listen and watch. Take advantage of other free resources,

    such as pet publications and TV and radio programs.








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    me ow
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    Default 21 Ways to Save on Pet Care

    I have 8 cats and I wondered about pet insurance. My

    3 girls need to spayed. I don't qualify for low income

    help but I want to do the right thing. Does pet

    insurance really work and if so, what kind?







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    Thomas & Tracy Harris
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    where are you located? Most places nowadays have a low cost spay and neuter

    that has nothing to do w/your income.



    Thomas & Tracy Harris

    TNT Quarter Horses home of:

    TNTS Jack Be Blue - 2004 AQHA Buckskin Stallion

    TNTS Medicine Man - 2005 AQHA Perlino Stallion



    ----- Original Message -----

    From: me ow

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:45 AM

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    I have 8 cats and I wondered about pet insurance. My

    3 girls need to spayed.






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    Robyn Jarrell
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    My husband and I have 2 cats and a dog. As silly as it sounds, we don't have pet insurance, but we do have a wellness plan. It covers spaying and neutering. It also includes all their shots, any time they get sick, etc. It costs around $45 a month. It's so worth it for me because our puppy has been sick since we got her and we've saved literally thousands. I never thought it was worth it for my cats, but it's now worth it! Check with your vet and see if they offer a wellness plan. We go to Banfield in Petsmart. Check out their website, it talks about the wellness plans. Hope this helps R



    ----- Original Message ----
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    I have 8 cats and I wondered about pet insurance. My
    3 girls need to spayed. I don't qualify for low income
    help but I want to do the right thing. Does pet
    insurance really work and if so, what kind?

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    donnalawn@verizon.net>
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    I used a program like that when spaying our cat. I believe it cost maybe $40 or

    somewhere in that vicinity. It was several years ago. I don't remember the

    program or if it was a local thing, but I don't think it was. There were slight

    differences in cost for dogs and cats, male and female but all were a bargain. I

    remember getting a certificate in the mail that I had to present at the vet's

    office at the time of the appointment.





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    From: Thomas & Tracy Harris <tkwh1970@hughes.net>

    Date: 2008/03/05 Wed AM 10:26:54 CST

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : 21 Ways to Save on Pet Care





    where are you located? Most places nowadays have a low cost spay and neuter

    that has nothing to do w/your income.



    Thomas & Tracy Harris

    TNT Quarter Horses home of:

    TNTS Jack Be Blue - 2004 AQHA Buckskin Stallion

    TNTS Medicine Man - 2005 AQHA Perlino Stallion



    ----- Original Message -----

    From: me ow

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:45 AM

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : 21 Ways to Save on Pet Care



    I have 8 cats and I wondered about pet insurance. My

    3 girls need to spayed.










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    me ow
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    We live in South New Jersey. We rescued one cat,

    thought he was a she and turned out to be a pregnant

    "she" who delivered in our basement. I tried humane

    societies but they said we had to fit within a certain

    "financial guideline" to qualify for low cost spaying.

    The problem is we got hit with 3 kittens and a momma

    all at once along with our 4 older cats(fleas from the

    stray momma, yadda yadda) on top of special litter so

    the house doesn't smell. The costs add

    up.---------------------------------

    --- Thomas & Tracy Harris <tkwh1970@hughes.net>

    wrote:



    > where are you located? Most places nowadays have a

    > low cost spay and neuter that has nothing to do

    > w/your income.

    >

    > Thomas & Tracy Harris

    > TNT Quarter Horses home of:

    > TNTS Jack Be Blue - 2004 AQHA Buckskin Stallion

    > TNTS Medicine Man - 2005 AQHA Perlino Stallion

    >

    > ----- Original Message -----

    > From: me ow

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:45 AM

    > Subject: Re: Budget101.com : 21 Ways to Save on

    > Pet Care

    >

    >

    > I have 8 cats and I wondered about pet insurance.

    > My

    > 3 girls need to spayed.

    >









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    Jocelyn D.
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    Peta is local here and has a low cost spay program we

    used for a feral cat colony near our office.

    Check with animal rescue groups to see is they have

    some kind of discount program you could use. Maybe

    they have a group discount negotiated with the

    interests of reducing the population of future stray

    animals.



    beckyh



    --- donnalawn@verizon.net wrote:



    > I used a program like that when spaying our cat. I

    > believe it cost maybe $40 or somewhere in that

    > vicinity. It was several years ago. I don't remember

    > the program or if it was a local thing, but I don't

    > think it was. There were slight differences in cost

    > for dogs and cats, male and female but all were a

    > bargain. I remember getting a certificate in the

    > mail that I had to present at the vet's office at

    > the time of the appointment.

    >

    >

    > =====================

    > From: Thomas & Tracy Harris <tkwh1970@hughes.net>

    > Date: 2008/03/05 Wed AM 10:26:54 CST

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Subject: Re: Budget101.com : 21 Ways to Save on Pet

    > Care

    >

    >

    > where are you located? Most places nowadays have a

    > low cost spay and neuter that has nothing to do

    > w/your income.

    >

    > Thomas & Tracy Harris

    > TNT Quarter Horses home of:

    > TNTS Jack Be Blue - 2004 AQHA Buckskin Stallion

    > TNTS Medicine Man - 2005 AQHA Perlino Stallion

    >

    > ----- Original Message -----

    > From: me ow

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:45 AM

    > Subject: Re: Budget101.com : 21 Ways to Save on

    > Pet Care

    >

    > I have 8 cats and I wondered about pet insurance.

    > My

    > 3 girls need to spayed.

    >

    >

    >









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    Jocelyn D.
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    Robyn,



    I am glad the wellness plan is working for you. I

    bought the wellness plan for my dog with Banfield.

    3months later my dog was hit by a car and killed. The

    year contract has to be paid out whether you use it or

    not. It was very hurtful to pay for 9 months on a

    wellness plan for a dog we buried.



    On the other hand, a wellness plan would have saved us

    money on our epileptic dog. So you never know.



    Beckyh

    --- Robyn Jarrell <robyn.jarrell@yahoo.com> wrote:



    > My husband and I have 2 cats and a dog. As silly as

    > it sounds, we don't have pet insurance, but we do

    > have a wellness plan. It covers spaying and

    > neutering. It also includes all their shots, any

    > time they get sick, etc. It costs around $45 a

    > month. It's so worth it for me because our puppy has

    > been sick since we got her and we've saved literally

    > thousands. I never thought it was worth it for my

    > cats, but it's now worth it! Check with your vet and

    > see if they offer a wellness plan. We go to Banfield

    > in Petsmart. Check out their website, it talks about

    > the wellness plans. Hope this helps R

    >

    >

    >







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