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Money Saving Tips on Pet Essentials with Pets & Friends.
We know that right now the cost of living is on the rise, and this includes those pet essentials. Here at Pets & Friends we're here to help your money go further, so we’ve put together our top tips for saving money on pet essentials to keep your pets healthy and happy without breaking the bank.
One of the biggest costs associated with pet care is vet bills. Whether it's an unplanned emergency visit, or a regular check-up, vet visits are much cheaper with the right insurance cover.
Doggy dental care
One common vet bill which can be avoided, even if your insurance doesn’t cover it, is dental care. Particularly for dogs, brushing their teeth regularly or offering them a daily dental chew will keep their teeth and mouths in good health as they age- and avoid dental disease, and hefty vet bills as a result!
Buy in bulk
If you can, stocking up on pet essentials such a, dry dog food, cat litter, small pet bedding and flea tick and worming treatments will help your money go further. Not only do you stock up less overall, but the price per. serving is nearly always lower on larger bags of products.
(We also recommend storing your dry dog food in an airtight container, out of direct sunlight, to ensure your product will last as long as possible)
Longer lasting treats and toys
It’s not just bigger packs which can help keep costs low either, investing in good quality, long-lasting treats and toys for your pet will keep them occupied and mentally stimulated for longer without breaking the bank!
Make the most of loyalty points
Wherever you shop-signing up for points/ loyalty programmes will save you money in the long run. The Pets and friends pet points programme offers points on each pound spent, as well as bonus points for signing up to emails, following us on social media and more. Your points all add up to money off vouchers which you can use towards future orders.
You can also save money on professional grooms in-store by picking up a loyalty card- earning free grooms and luxury upgrades as you go!
Try mixed feeding
One of the benefits a mixed feeding your pet is that by using 2 different types of food- your usual bags or tins of food will go further, meaning you need to stock up less and ensure your dog or cat gets all the nutrients they reed.
Whether you’re mixed feeding or not- always make sure you measure your dog’s food! Not only will it keep your dog healthy ensuring they have the right calorie intake per day, but it will prevent food waste and save you money in the long run. You can invest in a food measuring cup or use your kitchen scales!
Subscribe to your regular pet essentials!
Using promotions like Repeat & Save means you never pay full price for your pet essentials; you can order over 3,000 products on subscription with a huge saving on your first order-plus a 5% saving on each future delivery.
It’s not just for food either, you can ensure their food, treats, litter, or flea & tick treatments are delivered exactly when you need them, meaning there’s no need to pop to the shops last minute and spend more than you need.
If you’re looking for more ways to save money on pet essentials, you can speak to our experts in store or online about how to get the best value from all your pet supplies.