This tip may not work for everyone, but again it is worth a try. Are you having bloodwork done on your pet? If it is not an urgent situation, you can ask your vet if there is any way you can save money by sending blood to an outside lab. Often vets will run bloodwork on their own in house ... Read More »
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While everyone else seems to get some rest for their jobs, there is never an off day for a single mom.
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Find here tips and advice on how to save time and money while maintaining a household, leaving you more time for rising your kids. See other moms’ perspective, learn from their experience.
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When winter comes most of us stock up on woolens and jackets, and even cleana up the fire place in our homes. We turn the thermostat up, and everything that we can do to keep ourselves warm, we do. The one part that many of us ignore is our food. Yes, there are foods that can keep us warm and ... Read More »
We commonly see upper respiratory viruses in cats which are very similar to when people get a cold. Often there is not a lot that we can do for the cats. Sometimes I will put them on an amino acid supplement called lysine which can help them fight the virus a little quicker. But, I usually don't ... Read More »
I am finding that fleas are becoming more and more of a problem these days! And here is my theory why: Prescription flea products are expensive. So people are looking for alternatives. The pet stores sell products that look exactly the same as what the vet sells. They are applied the same way and ... Read More »
I debated about whether or not to include tips on how to save on euthanasia at the risk of lacking tact. This is not a time where we want to be seeking discounts. However, euthanasia can be expensive. Here are some things that may help to defray the cost: Sometimes it will cost less for ... Read More »
Is there a veterinary teaching school near you? It is worthwhile to phone and find out if they run a reduced fee service (i.e. for vaccines) for people who are willing to have students examine their dogs. In these cases, you will still get excellent care as the students are highly supervised by very ... Read More »
PPA is a medication which many dogs take for urinary incontinence. It tends to work well but it can be a little pricey. I have a lot of dogs in my practice on an alternative medicine called Stilbestrol. Stilbestrol can be a little controversial. The drug insert for this medication tells us that ... Read More »
The vast majority of animals in my practice are in need of a dental cleaning under an anesthetic. This can definitely be pricey! Depending on whether the animal requires preanesthetic bloodwork, whether extractions are necessary and other variables the cost can be between $300 and $1500 and in some ... Read More »
While these organizations do not directly help you save on your vet bills they can sometimes help you to finance a large vet bill. Many of my clients have a Medicard account that they use whenever they have an unexpected bill. They pay their bill with the card and then make monthly payments to ... Read More »
In many practices they will have specials at certain times of the year on certain services. For many vet clinics, February is dental month. If your pet needs a dental cleaning under an anesthetic and your vet feels it can be postponed until dental month you can often save 10% or more by booking the ... Read More »