How To Save Money As A Dog Owner: 7 Tips To Help You Combat Inflation

You already know that inflation is at a 40-year high, and you may already be experiencing the effects of inflation on many of your monthly expenses.

Whether you’re at the grocery store looking for the best dog accessories or at the gas pump, everything costs more now. So how can you, as a dog owner, budget expenses during high inflation periods?

Firstly, you can start by preventing the possible problems that your dog may encounter to make sure you won’t be forced to spend more than that on treatments or other medications.

Let’s take a look at ways for you to do this.

7 Tips To Help You Save Money

1. Visit Your Vet

Bring your pet in for regular check-ups and keep vaccinations current. It can be life threatening for an unprotected animal to be exposed to certain diseases — and they can also be very expensive to treat and cure.

2. Combat Fleas, Bugs and Ticks

Fleas are not only a source of irritation but can also cause skin inflammation and severe distress, as well as acting as a carrier for other parasites such as tapeworm. It is so much easier to prevent an infestation than to treat one.

Plan on providing your pet with uninterrupted coverage with products such as WildWash Flea and Bug Repellent for Dogs.

3.  Bathe Your Dog at Home

Regular grooming is important for dogs of all breeds – it helps them maintain a shiny, tangle-free coat and gives you the chance to check for parasite infestations and skin issues, improving their overall hygiene. Plus, If you want to save a few pounds on dog related expenses bathe your dog at home, rather than taking them to the groomer.

To make sure you don’t miss any products when trying to groom your pet at home, WildWash has prepared for you their most wanted WildWash Ultimate Grooming Kit for Large Long Haired Dogs that contains everything you need to take good care of your pet.

The kit is perfect for all medium to large, long haired dog breeds such as Old English Sheepdog, Standard Poodle, Labradoodle, Bernese Mountain Dog, Golden Retriever, Schnauzer, Newfoundland, Rough Collie, Afghan Hound.

But don’t worry, they also prepared Ultimate Grooming Kits for:

  • Small Long Haired Dogs (Maltese, Havanese, Yorkshire Terrier, Coton de Tulear, Lhaso Apso, Lowchen, Papillon, Cockerpoo, Cavapoo, Toy Poodle, Bichon Frise, King Charles Cavalier, Miniature Schnauzer)

If you’d like to see more tips and techniques from a certified master groomer on How to Groom Your Pooch at Home, visit their YouTube Channel:

4. Trim Your Dogs Nails At Home

Nail trimming is an essential part of dog grooming, and trim nails are one clear sign of your dog’s good health and hygiene. Professional groomers will perform the task for you, but dog nail trimming is a simple procedure if done correctly.

Some people find the Guillotine Nail Clipper easier to use than the conventional clipper.  Gently place the very tip of the nail through the hole and operate to cut.

5. Use Dilutable Hair Shampoo

The WildWash shampoo bottles have a dilution rate of 32 to 1 – which means they last longer than regular shampoos! A regular 300ml bottle of shampoo can provide you and your dog with at least 20 washes. How incredible is that?!

The key to maximizing the number of washes efficiently is to use their WildWash Mixing Bottle.

6. Refill Your Shampoo Bottles

The WildWash Range is eco inside and out!

They offer their customers the opportunity to refill their WildWash Shampoo bottles instead of repurchasing a new bottle of shampoo. This helps both the environment by reducing plastic waste and your expenses!

There is a major cost reduction as the refill price will be £9.95 instead of £14.95 for the price of a new bottle. So, it is a win/win for all of us!

Find all their UK Refill Centres’ locations here:

7. Make Your Own Dog Treats

Another money saving tip for dog owners to make your own dog treats. It’s nice knowing exactly what ingredients are going into your dogs treats, and making them yourself lets you control the portion size. It’s also a nice way to brush up on your baking skills if you’re a novice like me!