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Feature December 2018 Issue

Great Cat Care on a Budget

Sometimes a homemade toy or scratching post will please your cat more than the expensive item you might bring home from a store!

Great Cat Care on a Budget

Here's how to make the most of your food and veterinary dollars, plus easy ways to save money while giving your cat plenty of environmental enrichment.

Pets enrich our lives in countless ways, but pet ownership does require responsibility and commitment. A catís basic needs arenít that different from what we humans need ó quality food, health care and personal belongings. Expenses can add up quickly, and sometimes balancing the necessities within your budget can become a juggling act. Budgeting strategies can include savvy shopping, knowing where to look for resources ó and the areas where you should never scrimp. Here are some ways to control certain costs and care for your cat ó without sacrificing her health and quality of life.

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