July 31st is National Mutt Day
Did you know July 31st is “National Mutt Day?” There’s no doubt if you have a family pet you probably celebrate them every day, but sometimes those vet bills and other expenses can creep up pretty fast. We’ve compiled a few ways you can save without sacrificing giving your mutt the very best!
- Make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. Yes, you’ll spend some money upfront to spay or neuter your pet, but there are long-term savings. For example, some of the behaviors associated with not spaying or neutering your pet can be expensive. Not to mention the obvious cost: puppies and kittens.
- Find a good vet before you need one. Why? The worst time to find a vet is when you have a medical emergency. Not only will an emergency vet visit be expensive, but you may have trouble finding one that will fit you in within a timely manner. If you love your pets, you’ll pay whatever it costs in the moment, but you can save big on both routine care and emergency treatments by establishing a relationship with an affordable vet before you need one.
- Your favorite shirt. Your comfy couch. That remote control. Chewed-up things can not only be dangerous to your pet but can add up to big bucks in replacing things. The American Humane Association even has a list of ways to pet-proof your home. Preventing damage to your things and avoiding vet trips with simple pet-proofing will save you money and possibly your pet’s life. If it’s too late for this step, consider a home equity loan or home equity line of credit from United Community. If nothing else, you can finally upgrade that kitchen and bathroom that has been on your to-do list for way too long!