According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), more than 70% of American households own a pet. Pets can bring joy and companionship to our lives, but they also come with some financial responsibilities.
Vet schools are typically cheaper than animal hospitals and vet clinics. The students need training, and because of that, they offer basic services such as vaccinations, check-ups, and basic procedures at discounted rates.
In the world of pet ownership, comparison shopping can save you a lot of money. Call as many clinics as possible and ask about their fees for basic pet care services (or services that you use regularly).
Discuss your financial situation if your pet needs expensive medical treatment and you can’t afford to cover the cost of care. If you’re a regular client in good standing, your vet can devise a weekly or monthly payment plan.