Dogs Living High on the Hog with These Budget-Friendly Tips

Pets bring us joy and companionship on a daily basis. They help us to worry less about the trivial things in life, they are quick to forgive, and they always have our backs. In short, they’re like royalty, and they should be treated as such, right?

The thing is, so many luxury pet items on the market these days come with an obscene price tag. Treating your pet like royalty can quickly drain your bank account if you’re not careful. However, there are also plenty of ways to provide your pet with a life of luxury that doesn’t require you to take out a second mortgage. If you’re looking to bless your royal furriness with a little extra comfort and care, here are a few tips to get you started.

Save on supplies.

Target is one of the best places to find luxury items for your pet. Not only do they have a large variety of products to choose from at great prices, but you can boost savings and convenience by implementing a few tips. For instance, you can discover loads of special promotions and coupons by simply downloading the Target app, and you can order any household essentials you need through Target Restock and get them the next day. Plus, Target will match the prices of any competitor on all its products.

Enhance their diet.

Your pet can’t live a life of luxury if they don’t have their health. Consider investing in a healthy diet for your furry companion so that they can stick around for a long while. While there are lots of expensive pet foods on the market, you can make high-quality pet food at home for much less. From chicken-and-rice dishes to homemade stew, you can have your furry friend chowing down on unique, budget-friendly meals that benefit their health and well-being.

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Keep them active.

Along with a good diet, getting your pet regular exercise will do wonders in fostering their health and well-being. It is essential that dogs get the recommended amount of physical activity each day (how much exercise they need will depend on the breed). Take them to the park, walk them around the neighborhood, play with them in the home, and/or keep your pet active in any other way that fits your budget.

If you plan to allow your dog to run around your backyard, then it might be a good idea to invest in a fence. Although this isn’t the most budget-friendly option you can explore, it will help ensure your pet stays safe and secure during their outdoor activities. Depending on the size of your yard and the material used, you can expect to pay around $1,650 and $4,000 unless you do it yourself. You may need to save up for this expense, but it’s a solid investment in your pet’s health and happiness!

Keep them groomed.

Your royal furball is meant to stay fresh and clean. Yes, there are obvious health benefits to grooming your pet, but it can also help them feel much better and improve their overall well-being. Besides, if they’re staying active on a daily basis, you don’t want them walking around and sleeping in the grime they collect from outside; nor do you want them to add unnecessary dirt and dander to your home. Save a pretty penny by learning to do all the grooming yourself—from bathing them to brushing their fur to cutting their nails.

Luxury doesn’t always come at a high cost. Shop at big-box retailers for all your pet products, and consider making your own pet food at home. Also, make sure your furry friend gets the exercise they need and groom them from home regularly.

Article by:  Aurora James

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I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.
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