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List: 5 ways to save on pet care

They're our best friends but can also be expensive. Here are some tips to save some money if you have a pet and photos of Central Georgia pets!

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — They are our best friends and even when they can't pay a single bill in our home, we love them, anyway. From reducing vet clinic visits when necessary to making your own pet toys are home, Dr. George McCommon says there are multiple ways you can save on a pet. 13WMAZ has provided you with a list on ways you can save on pet care. 

1. Buy pet prescriptions online. 

Websites like DiscountPetMedications.biz and PetcareRX.com can compare pet prescription prices. They have a bestsellers list when it comes to pet products and they even offer a rewards program when you sign up.

2. Buying a grooming kit

Places like Walmart, Chewy.com, and Amazon have pet grooming sets. You can spend upwards of almost $75 when you take them to a groomer. So why not do it yourself and save some cash in the long run? They can come with a brush, nail trimmer, and scissors.

3. Adopting an animal

Buying from a breeder can cost thousands of dollars. There are local shelters like the Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare has pets for adoption and are looking for the perfect home. They will even make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations.

4. Giving your pet's medication

Dr. McCommon says stores like Tractor Supply Store have the distemper and parvo shot. He says "certain vaccines you have to get through the veterinarian" and you should make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations because depending on your animal, they can get sick easily. 

5. Animal assistance programs

Depending on your circumstance, places like SOS Rescue and Central Georgia C.A.R.E.S. will offer to pay for pet care services at little to no cost. Check your local county animal shelters for further resources.

13WMAZ asked you to share some of your pets. Here is a gallery of some of them here!


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