A new year means new resolutions for you and your dog. But they don’t have to be difficult or expensive! Here are four easy ways to improve your life (and your dog’s) this year, while also saving money.
1. Start At-Home Grooming
If you’re a regular at the groomer’s, you know that bill can add up. Why not try some at-home grooming this year? Daily brushing is not only a nice way to keep your dog’s coat fresh, but it adds up to some quality bonding time for you and your dog. Nail trimming and fur clipping can also be done at home. Start slowly, acclimating your dog to the grooming sessions with lots of treats.
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2. Set Up a Pet Profile on Amazon
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3. Make DIY Dog Food
You don’t have to swap out your dog’s diet entirely for homemade fare, but supplementing with DIY recipes can help save money on your pet food bill. Plus, it’s a great way to add variety to your dog’s diet. Just be sure to double-check with your vet before making a major change to your dog’s regular food.
For an easy starting place, check out these recipes for making dog food in your InstantPot.
In addition to full-on meals, try whipping up super-healthy bone broth at home. For more tips, this post is a helpful resource about a dog’s nutritional needs for DIYers.
4. Take Plenty of Walks
Okay, this isn’t exactly about saving money—but the more you exercise your dog, the better their health, and likely, the lower your vet bill. Giving your dog plenty of exercise is a long-term investment. If you already walk regularly, why not try a longer walk or a slightly more challenging route? Gradually increasing difficulty will improve your dog’s fitness (and yours).
If you don’t have the time for a daily walk, make this the year you book a regular dog walker. Your dog will thank you.