8 Simple Ways to Save at the Vet

The Price of Pets

The poor economy hasn’t only been tough on people – it’s also been tough on our pets. Numerous studies have shown that veterinarian costs are on the rise, and pet owners are choosing to forgo the vet to save money. Experts agree that this is not a good option for your furry friend, though. “People should bring their pets in for an annual wellness checkup, every six months for older animals, because the sooner you catch a problem the easier and cheaper it is to treat,” says Jolanta Benal, a dog trainer and author of the book The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet. Pet parents shouldn’t despair, though, because there are common-sense ways to help defray the costs at the veterinarian. Here are eight essential tips. Photo Credit: yomanimus