Don’t let your pet put you into debt

Add your pet expenses to your budget planning
Published: Nov. 13, 2020 at 1:47 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Would you go into debt for your pet? It happens way more than you might think.

One in five Virginia pet owners struggles financially to care for their pet, according to a study by Innovetpet.

One-third of pet owners admit to feeding their pets leftovers to save money.

Like caring for a child, having a pet comes with its own financial responsibilities, and the more pets you have, the more food, vet bills, grooming and cleaning you’ll also have.

It’s so important to budget for your fur baby.

Add a line to your budget each month and set aside the money you will spend on food. Don’t forget to factor in those yearly vet visits.

There are some great apps out there that will help you stay on budget and see where your money is going.

Mint is a good one. NerdWallet also recommends the Clarity Money app, EveryDollar app and Pocketguard.

It’s important to have a happy and healthy pet so take the time to make sure you have the funds to meet all your furbaby’s needs.

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