We Americans dote on our dogs and cats—with cuddles and cash. In fact, on average, each U.S. house-hold spends about $500 per year on pets! You might have your own ways to save, but here you can find strategies to leave $700 or more in your pocket while giving your critters the love and attention they deserve.
It may be essential to take your dog or cat to the groomer occasionally, especially if its fur is long or curly. However, you can space out the time between visits by asking for a lesson from your vet or groomer. Have them teach you how to cut your pet’s nails and explain the proper way to bathe and brush their fur. You can even use these newfound skills for other pets―swap services with neighbors. For example, give your neighbor’s dog a bath if they watch your cat while you go on vacation. You won’t have to pay a pet sitter!