GalTime: Save on Summer Pet Costs
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By Kendal Perez for GalTime.com
The dog days of summer are upon us, and that means lots of outdoor time for your pets. Though lounging in a shady spot is favored by your cat, your dog is likely eager for daily walks and playtime at the park.
Despite the carefree nature of the season, there are some surprising expenses associated with pet ownership during summer months. Read on for tips to keep your pets healthy without sabotaging your vacation fund.
1. Annual Exams
Annual exams are common in the summertime because of vaccinations required for such seasonal ailments as fleas, ticks and heartworm. In addition to shots and blood work, office visit fees can tack on an extra $30 to your bill. Some veterinary practices offer free clinic days to encourage pet owners to get their dogs and cats vaccinated, so check your local Humane Society branch for lists of participating clinics.
Pet owners are required to get their cats and dogs tested for heartwor
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