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Saving You Money on Your Pet Costs

Pets Cost Money

Pets cost money and the better the breed and popularity of the animal the more likely the higher the cost is going to be to maintain them through their lives.

Affordability is a major concern particularly to charitable organisations that look after pets that can be no longer cared for by their owners. They have to raise millions each year to maintain this service, trying not to ever put down healthy animals but them a new home.

UK’s domestic pet market is huge with an estimated 59% of households owning a pet and where 2021, there are an estimated 12 million dogs and 12 million cats living alongside us, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, the PFMA, who represent their industry needs, feeding millions of meals every day to the pet market.

Sometimes there’s a better way to pay, spreading the cost and incurring little or no additional interest charges, then it has to be suggested to read Pet Check’s blog ‘Choose ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ Pet Deals’, and ‘Trying Premium Pet Foods For Free’ where you can find new foods that may suit their health and vary their menu at less cost but with quality pet food products.

Pet Check blog explains ‘Buying Pet Vouchers eGifts and Cards’ how these can be a helpful gift for the pet owner on a tight budget providing them with an opportunity to buy at their favourite store for their pet needs.

For any pet owner that needs to take on debt, then it’s crucial to plan carefully and seek out the cheapest ways possible.

Choose ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ Pet Deals

2021 has seen further growth of the ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ sites offering consumers affordable payback terms for items they may otherwise not have bought.

Highlighting websites such as Swedish-based Klarna who at the start of 2020, had reported that 6 million UK customers spent an average of 25pc more using their site than buying by traditional methods, where paying back by staggering payments had truly arrived.

Of course, there are other contenders such as eBay, Paypal, Clearpay, Credit, Amazon, Apple credit houses, operating BNPL schemes, and more and more joining the pack, but Klarna is so attractive with an appealing website, especially to young fashionistas, where they have exploited the UK market and now seeping into other areas of business such as the lucrative, growing pet market.

It allows consumers to consider buying more expensive and better quality pet goods that they may not have purchased and even better when it’s sale time using the 0% interest facility on large discounted price tagged pet items.

There’s a number of accounts offering BNPL providers in the middle to better pet shops and online stores accounts including veterinary practices starting to take BNPL payments for their fees. sofa pet bed

Typically, a Beautiful luxury ochre sofa pet bed by £119.00

Klarna accepted. Buy in 3 installments at 0% interest.

Trying Premium Pet Foods For Free

There’s the huge growing pet food industry with small artisan and large pet food manufacturers all wanting your attention offering their pet foods tailored to your dogs’ need, even by sending deliveries straight to your home without fixed monthly contracts.

The pet food industry, taking in regular meals and treats, is worth a massive 3.2 billion according to the PFMA, 2021.

No longer is it necessary to stock up at the local supermarket or travel to a pets store with so much choice available, on offer conveniently 24/7 online, including many new vegan pet food manufacturers’ now emerging.

Having the most affordable but best pet foods is important for your pet’s health, yet can be expensive to swap brands to give your pet a choice of menus particularly if your pet doesn’t like the crateful you just bought! A great way to get around this is to try the freebies that are on offer online from various ‘freebie websites’. We provided a selection available from some companies that you may not have heard of.

Try Premium Pet Foods For Free

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Spotlight on Gift Vouchers, Cards, and Discount Vouchers

The Gift Card and Voucher industry is a huge thriving market in the UK worth about 7 billion British pounds, (2019) according to Global Data and the industry trade body the UKGCVA.

Two-thirds, nearly 5 million pounds-worth are given as gifts to friends, family, and colleagues.

Gift vouchers and cards are mainly promoted by the bigger pet companies, whilst smaller pet businesses concentrate on offering enticing discounts for first pet shop online orders or ‘refer a friend’ privileges building up a loyal customer base.

The pros and cons of buying gift cards as a present for your family and friends are weighed up and a selection of pet stores are listed in this blog where they are available.

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