4 tips to save you money at the vet

Here are four ways to save on your next trip to the vet.

A trip to the vet can wind up costing hundreds of dollars. Unless you're Bill Gates, you don't have that kind of dough lying around. Here are four ways to make paying your vet bills a little easier.

1. Take good care of Fido
Avoid having to fork over your hard-earned cash for stuff that you can do yourself. Give your pooch a Hartz® flea and tick treatment regularly, trim his nails, brush his teeth and you won't have to worry about that stuff down the line. 

2. Talk about expenses first
When you take your canine to the vet, it's natural to want to get him taken care of right away. However, letting the vet take the reins can leave you with a surprise when it comes time to pay the bill. Take five minutes to discuss finances and options with your doggy's doctor. This way, you'll have an idea of the procedure and price.

3. Avoid emergency trips
Visiting the vet on short notice can cost you more than a planned visit. If you sense a cold or illness coming on, schedule your pooch's appointment right away. It'll save you from having to negotiate to see the vet after hours.

4. Splurge on dog food
Premium food is pricey for a reason – it provides additional health benefits and nutrients when compared to brands that are more generic. Get your pooch the good stuff now to save money later.

This content is provided by the pet wellness experts at Hartz. We offer complete flea and tick protection for your pet, home and yard.