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Re: How do you save money while indulging your pets?

jack lund ·
My dog's favorite toy was simply a rubber ball placed in a knee high cotton white sock. He loved to tug at it when I would playfully try to get it away from him. I could bounce it and he would jump to catch it all while I had it in my hand on one end. When I did throw it we never had to go looking for it as socks don't roll. It makes me laugh to think of him bringing me his sock toy. Eventually we could swing him in a circle as he held on so tight. And yes he would growl and act all tough.
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Eubie12 ·
We don't. We are on our sixth dog, always larger breeds, and to date have lived with 3 Goldens, 1 Lab, 1 Setter and 1 Husky, with minimal overlapping. We shop the bargain bins at the local pet store or check out garage sales for stuffed animals which can be had for $.25 to $1. Another source is second-hand stores, such as Value Village or Goodwill. With stuffed animals, we run the toy through the wash before giving it to the dogs. (No, we're not germ-o-phobes, just a little protective).
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PiNaY ·
I have a senior chihuahua so his toys and treats last long! I buy healthy treats in bulk and give him small pieces. He loves it when I place his treats in a puzzle toy which keeps him occupied. I’ll also get him baked treats from coffee shops. He only plays with his stuffed toys for a few minutes, so I don’t buy too many of those. He also likes the squeak sound! Any gently used toys that he ignores completely are donated to the animal shelter. He really loves burrowing in fluffy blankets,...
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SWP63 ·
I've always been cautious of dog toys, especially of rubber and rawhide. The parts can get caught in the digestive track. That can lead to a blockage or even death. I choose to give my yellow lab treats / toys made from rice flower or beef jerky made for people. He can share with my wife! My smaller dogs, I gave boiled soup bones from the butcher. The bones were too big for them to chew and break or splinter. The dogs spent hours attempting to lick all of the marrow out of the bones, My...
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A.J. Young Jr ·
It's so interesting to peek in this forum with those who own pets. We've been reluctant to get a dog because of the expense. Not to mention the time and attention they need, when our schedules are so busy. I'm sure we'll settle down soon. Thanks for the tips. Ruff!!
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SWP63 ·
My grandfather said "Children and pets are a millstone around your neck" but I would be lost without my millstones. So would have my grandfather My wife and I have missed cruises and other vacations because we did not trust others to take care of our "baby" . He is a 15yr. old yellow lab. A week of fun doesn't compare to a decade of love. My wife and I talked over starting a family, shortly after getting married. My wife wanted kids. I wanted dogs. Twenty years later, my wife decided I was...
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How do you save money while indulging your pets?

Sushil ·
A few months ago, I officially became a “co-pet parent” to a long-haired miniature dachshund. Although his protective nature and territorial ways can lead to a lot of barking (sometimes I’m sure he barks simply when the wind blows), overall, he’s very well-behaved. It’s hard to resist the temptation to spoil him. Whenever I’m at the grocery store or stopping by the pet store for necessities, I can’t help but wander down the toy aisle to see what small treat I can buy for him. Usually I stop...
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Suki Ho ·
Great resources for me to save money on puppy supplies have been the Buy nothing group, Craigslist, Ross, and TJ maxx. Also chewy.com and many other pet store sites provides auto-ship discounts for food and treats!
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