Caring for your pet dog on a budget

One of the most surprising discoveries to come out of the pandemic is how good Aussies are at saving money. Households and businesses have saved more than $200 billion as people tighten their belts in the face of economic uncertainty.
As people look at how they can cut spending in almost every aspect of their lives, we thought it was worth exploring how you can cut back on pet expenses – without sacrificing the quality of life of your greyhound.

Shop around for pet insurance

How long has it been since you’ve reviewed your policy or compared rates? Much like mortgages and health insurance, pet insurance is one of those things that should not be ‘set and forget’. Pet insurance can be one of the biggest costs for pet owners and it’s worth shopping around to ensure you have the best policy for your breed of dog as well as a competitive rate.

Grooming at home
This can be daunting, particularly if you own a larger dog with long hair. However fear not, it can be done!
There will be upfront costs as you will need to invest in good quality hair and nail clippers, an array of combs and brushes as well as decent soap. However, once you set up a routine and your pooch becomes comfortable with the process – you will be wondering why you ever paid someone to do it in the first place!

Keep them happy and healthy

Avoid hefty Vet bills by doing everything you can to keep your dog happy and healthy. This includes stimulating them physically and mentally, as well as fueling them with good quality food.
The easiest way to do this is to plan their schedule (including meals) ahead of time and ensuring that you consistently stick to the plan. Of course, there will be a few off days, but if you can take a generally disciplined approach to the routine, your dog and your wallet will thank you.
There's no exact formula for balancing your greyhound's health, happiness, and your hip pocket. However, as long as your pooch receives love, food, and exercise, they will generally be problem-free, leaving your bills Vet-free.