Eighty-degree weather may be ideal for beach-goers, but long-haired dogs are especially miserable in the heat. Proper grooming is an important component in defending against heat stroke, plus it keeps shedding to a minimum. Since frequent grooming costs can add up to $500 per year, look for daily deals from local shops. You can also sign up for DoggyLoot, the pet-specific daily deal site designed to help pet owners save on such necessities.
Pet emergencies can strike at any time, and summertime activities tend to increase the risk. Animal bites, fights and accidents can land you in the emergency vet clinic with a sick cat or dog. Since these visits are often rife with emotional and financial expense, make sure you have a cushion in your savings account allocated for pet-related emergencies. If you find yourself unable to pay for your animal’s care, consult this list of organizations who can help.
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