We all love our pets, but they can be expensive. Since good treats, insurance and medication can be costly, we’ve had a look to see if we can find some affordable places to get pet supplies.
Zooplus is an online website selling a variety of pet supplies for all types of pets. They regularly have offers on and you can earn points and redeem them on their website.
At Zooplus, you can get Bakers dry dog food for £1.25 per kilo, compared to Asda’s current price of £2.00 per kilo. The downside of ordering online is that you might have to buy in bulk to get the best deal.
Amazon is another great place to get pet supplies at affordable prices. Some of the items found on Amazon come from third-party sellers so prices and postage can vary. Keep an eye on their pet products deals page which is frequently updated. At the moment, they’re offering 37% off this Cat Mate 4-way locking cat flap.
3. Pet Insurance
Pet insurance is always a good idea. If your pet has an accident or becomes ill, your policy should help you to avoid hefty vet bills. Use a price comparison site to check the prices of the leading pet insurers. You'll be able to see who's offering the cheapest deals. Make sure you read the small print and check you're getting the appropriate cover.
If you're looking for a lifetime insurance policy, providers such as Waggel are worth checking. Make sure you check the upper age limit of your policy, as some stop cover around the age of 12.
4. Pet Drugs Online
Pet Drugs Online supplies antiseptics, joint treatment, and dental care - often much cheaper than you’ll get from the vet. Make sure you check with your vet before giving your pet any medications you buy online.
If you’re on benefits or experiencing financial difficulty you might be eligible for free or low-cost vet care from organisations like the RSPCA or PDSA.
5. Don’t forget the high-street
While high-street pet stores may not always be the cheapest, it’s still worth comparing prices.
Local shops may sell you trial sizes of food before you buy, so if your pet refuses to eat it, you can avoid wasting money buying a big bag.
Budget stores like Poundland can be great choices for pet supplies too. For example, this small pet bed from Poundstretcher is only £9.99.
For ideas on how to look after your own health for less, read on here.
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