Share your tips for keeping your pet healthy for less

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    Share your tips for keeping your pet healthy for less

    Check out these tips for keeping your pet healthy for less:

    http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/pets/2012/11/15/bdc-healthy-pets-gallery/6emzVnBlVF8pJDFkP3Rd6O/story.html?pg=1&t=150&cp=1


    How do you save money when it comes to your pet?

     
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    Re: Share your tips for keeping your pet healthy for less

    Make sure your dog or cat gets adequate exercise, long daily walks for dogs (free!),  some form of stimulating activity for indoor cats, I've heard hey love to jump in and out of large paper bags and boxes.

    Exercise will benefit your pet and reduce the risk of obesity, especially if you don't overfeed them, possibly prevent the development of some medical ailments.

    Maintaining your pets weight (within normal range) could end up saving you $$$. 

    I agree with all the other tips mentioned in the article.

     

     
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    I almost forgot, brush their teeth once a day, you may be able to avoid professional cleanings as I have with my dogs.

    I use Petrodex toothpaste and a hard firm brush.    If you get your kitten/puppy used to it early on with a daily brushing,  it's not a problem to continue as they go into adulthood.

    If your vet recommends a dental cleaning, take it seriously, if ignored, gingivitis etc can lead to more serious problems $$$. 

    Make sure they have plenty of fresh water available at all times, some pets don't drink enough fluids and this can lead to UTIs,  bladder stones, especially if they have a genetic predisposition...

    Pet Insurance,  I hope all new pet owners will consider it, you can't predict what might come up, best to be prepared.

    For minor eye irritation, I have had good results with:      http://www.carealotpets.com/Products/Terramycin-Ophthalmic-Ointment-Tube-35-gm__1736.aspx      I alway have a tube on hand, just in case.                                                                                                                                  ;

     
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    If you decide to brush your pets teeth, I have found it to be cost effective to buy the larger size toothpaste 6.2 oz (175gm) instead of the 2.5 oz (70gm)    

    example:  http://www.kvsupply.com/KVVet/productr.asp?pf%5Fid=50204&gift=False&0=product%5Ffamily%2Easp%2Cfamily%5Fid%3D335%26Tree%3D%2CPetrodex%20Dental%20Care&HSLB=False&mscssid=82509144544944C79C50CBD619EE8F9C

     
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    Re: Share your tips for keeping your pet healthy for less

    Weighed my medium sized dog today and am pleased to report she weighs 35 pounds, 6 months ago she was a chubbette at 40 pounds. 

    The only change I made was to start feeding her Natural Balance (LID) Sweet Potato and Fish dry food, measured amount twice a day with a spoonful of scrambled egg or cooked chicken.   No inbetween meal snacks, except for a piece of apple or pear now and then.  She also gets a daily 3 mile walk. 

    Her coat looks better and she's more energetic.   Grain free dog food seems to agree with her  :)

    http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/

     
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    Coupons!

    http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_PurinaCoupons1112.aspx?AID=10412456&PID=2026489&SID=73D3Dkj59D1D2&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.petco.com%2Fpetco_Page_PC_PurinaCoupons1112.aspx&cm_mmc=CJ-_-CID-_-2026489-_-10412456

     

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