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Save on Cat Care & Cat Care Products: Top 10 Ways to Save

Pet-care costs can add up quickly. Between supplies, nutrition and healthcare, some owners spend thousands of dollars annually for a single pet. Do you make every dollar count? Start with these 10 money-saving tips.

#1For routine grooming, consider washing and grooming your cat yourself. Use Drs Foster & Smith Advanced Formula Oatmeal Shampoo & Conditioner , for pets with dry, itchy skin, and Pet Towels to dry pets thoroughly. #2Learn how to clip your cat's nails yourself. Our customers find the Deluxe Nail Trimmer for Cats by JW Pet ideal for this task.
#3If you're diligent with home dental care, you can reduce your cat's chances of periodontal disease and painful tooth loss - both of which can be expensive to treat. Dental Cleanser and dental toys are "must haves" for at-home care. #4Brush her coat regularly with a Shedding Tool and Dual Sided Cat Brush to remove loose top coat hair and excess undercoat hair. This helps prevent the expense of dealing with mats and hairballs.
#5Save on your cat's medications. Compare prices online for same brand, same strength medications. The Drs. Foster and Smith online pharmacy is available 24 hours a day; you'll find some of the lowest prices available on common prescription items like Heartgard. #6Vaccinate your cat at home to save money. We can supply you with the vaccines, syringes and needles you need. We still recommend that your cat have a yearly physical by your veterinarian.
#7Feed a better food. Premium foods like Drs. Foster and Smith Country Classic Dinners® provide excellent nutrition and may help stave off costly health problems that result from poor nutrition. Many times you can feed less of a premium food, too, because it is more nutrient dense, so you get more value for your money. #8Spay or neuter your cat. This procedure is much less expensive than the newborn care of a litter of kittens, not to mention the costs of finding suitable homes for the kittens.
#9Use a clumping litter. It allows you to completely remove urine and feces to slow down bacterial growth and lengthen the amount of time your litter can be used before changes. #10Regular ear care may save you an unplanned trip to the veterinarian for an ear infection. We recommend an inexpensive solution like Ear Clens® for the job.

When you shop around for pet supplies, perform some of your cat's care yourself, and practice preventive care, you can save a significant amount on pet care each year.

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