Who doesn’t want those!
#1 Prescription Medications—
*Ask your vet if there is a generic that can save you money
* Find out if it’s cheaper through your pharmacy or your vet. Your vet will usually be willing to call a prescription into a pharmacy if it’s less expensive. Many medications are available through a pharmacy.
* If it isn’t an emergency, ask your vet if he/she is willing to write a prescription to use through mail order catalogs or online if it’s cheaper. Or ask your vet if she/he will match the catalog price.
#2 Dog Food—
Check manufacturers websites for coupons or special offers. They often have downloadable coupons you can use with a retailer or a distributor.
#3 Cheaper Tick Preventative
This summer I tried Preventic collars on my senior dogs. I walk them twice a day and they wander into the woods and grass. No ticks! None! The collar is only good for ticks, not as a flea preventative, but it is $10 a collar and works for 3 months. A real bargain, and is considered the most effective tick preventative. It did discolor one of my dog’s fur to a pinkish hue, but he’s not being shown, so I don’t really care, and it may have been a reaction to a medicated shampoo I used. I haven’t put it on any of the younger dogs due to their rough playing and pulling at each other. There is an explicit warning on the label that the collars cannot be ingested.
#4 Vaccine Clinic
*An office visit and a rabies shot can start at $50.00.
*If I take a dog in for a rabies only shot, I pay $25, no office visit. Ask if you can come in for a rabies shot only.
*Call your local SPCA and see if they know of any rabies or vaccine clinics in your area, also check the pet stores for clinics, and the vet offices. The local clinic in my area charges $7.00 for a rabies shot.