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September 6th, 2009

Trim Your Pet Expenses in This ‘Ruff’ Economy



The post in which we wrote last month about a possible tax credit for pets received quite a number of comments — some for and some against the idea. Whether the proposed law has a chance on Capitol Hill or not has yet to be seen. However, the amount of responses we got from the story has prompted us to keep our eyes out for other stories that can financially benefit pet owners.

Wendy Diamond of Animal Fair magazine was on the Today Show recently to share some tips on how pet owners can save money during this ‘ruff’ economy.

Buy in bulk: Diamond says that buying pet food in bulk can help you save around 50%. Plus, adds Diamond, select brands even give back a portion of their pet-food profits to various programs and animal shelters.

Groom your pet at home: It’s much less expense to buy pet-grooming products — like shampoo and brushes –  yourself, than to take your pet to a professional where it can cost up to $100 per session.

To hear Wendy Diamond’s other helpful tips, be sure to watch her on NBC’s Today Show.

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2 Responses to “Trim Your Pet Expenses in This ‘Ruff’ Economy”

  1. Cheryl Cornell Says: November 2nd, 2009 at 3:22 am

    I pay the taxes for many people’s babies to be supported through welfare.
    I pay for stranger’s to send their children to school.
    I choose to have pets, I think a little help is in order.

  2. Tim Manni Says: November 3rd, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Hey Cheryl,

    That’s an interesting response.

    At first I thought you were angry that you had to “pay the taxes for many people’s babies to be supported through welfare” and “for stranger’s to send their children to school,” but your last line seems that you’re ok with all that. Since you have to pay for several things that you have no control over, you want a little compensation for the things you do have control over.

    Very interesting. Please visit us again soon. Thanks,

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