April 2011 Issue

Providing Good Cat Care on a Budget

We share ways to save money on your grocery shopping ó but practicing preventive veterinary care tops the list.

With the economy struggling, itís comforting to know that are plenty of ways to defray the cost of owning a cat without compromising your petís well-being. In fact, some of the most effective strategies can actually benefit your cat. According to Jodi Korich, DVM, former director of Partners in Animal Health at Cornell Universityís College of Veterinary Medicine, "One of the best ways to save money on your petís health is to pay attention to early disease detection and preventive health care." Just like oil changes and preventive maintenance result in fewer repair bills for your car, she says, regular check-ups and early intervention will save you money in the long-run.

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