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This National Pet Month: Tips for Cutting Costs on Pet Care

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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 4:34 am, Mon Apr 14, 2014.

(StatePoint) Regardless of whether you’re a dog, cat, bird or other pet lover, most people can agree that pets are part of the family.  Caring for your pet doesn’t have to cost a fortune with a few helpful tips.

In honor of National Pet Month this May, the experts at Dollar General are offering some helpful advice for saving on pet care.

Homemade Toys

Consider making homemade toys for your pet. There's nothing more satisfying than watching your pet bat around a catnip mouse or chase after a crinkle toy that you made with love. Look for pet-friendly craft ideas online.

Feeding Time

First, choose a pet food that balances your budget with your pet’s dietary needs. Consider the new EverPet food, treats and toys, which are available exclusively at Dollar General, to help nourish and spoil your pet without costing you a fortune.

Another way you can save money on pet food is to avoid overfeeding by following label instructions for the recommended amount of food you should give your pet. These are generally based on weight and activity level. With a proper and balanced diet, you can help keep your pet healthier and happier and spend less in the process.

Quality Time

One of the best ways to show your pet love is by spending some quality time together. Beyond giving your pet a healthy dose of exercise and fresh air, the best part of an extra-long walk or a game of catch is that it’s entirely free!

Smart Shopping

Pet care can be expensive, so be careful where you shop for your pet’s medical needs. From heartworm medication to flea and tick treatments to hypoallergenic shampoos, a discount retailer like Dollar General can help you save on these necessary items.

All your pet needs are available at more than 11,000 Dollar General locations, and for more frugal pet care advice, visit www.DollarGeneral.com/Pet.

If your budget for pet care is limited, learn more about how you can take better care of your pet for less this National Pet Month.

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