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Seven Tips for Saving Money on Pet Costs
Posted By Miranda Marquit On 03/23/2011 @ 12:05 pm In Frugal Living | 11 Comments
Americans spend more than $41 billion  each year on pets. From routine care to pet spa appointments, the pets industry is big business. Increasingly, people consider their pets to be part of the family, and spend accordingly. This can include everything from specially made pet clothes to expensive medical procedures.
Even those most in love with their pets, though, occasionally wonder how they can reduce the costs associated with pet ownership. The economy may be showing signs of recovery, but, for many, the recession is still a reality. And that means that costs need to be cut somewhere. If you are looking for ways to cut back on pet expenses, here are seven ideas:
Some feel that pet insurance  is another way to save money, but you need to make sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, and that you have very specific idea of what you need in terms of coverage.
What are the ways you save money on pet expenses?
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