5 Hacks To Save Money As A New Pet Parent

Adopting a new pet is both pricy and priceless. We broke down how Pawp helps new pet parents save time, money, and a lot of worrying.

Kaitlyn Cawley

Updated May 09, 2022 • Published June 17, 2021

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5 Hacks To Save Money As A New Pet Parent

Bringing a new pet into your life is one of the most singularly gratifying experiences you’ll ever have; unfortunately, it will also be one of the most expensive. New pets equal new physical, emotional, and financial responsibilities. While pets may not be cheap, they are certainly priceless, which is why most pet parents shell out loads of money on food, treats, toys, and vet visits. But what if I told you that you could be an even better pet parent while saving some money? Now I have your attention.

New pet in your life? Looking to save some money on your newly adopted cat or dog? Pawp was created with new pet parents in mind, offering 24/7 appointment-free advice from licensed vets and pet experts so you can ask any and every question you have — big or small. Pawp also offers a $3,000 “safety net” you can use one time per year to cover a vet bill. Sound interesting? Then check out Pawp’s hacks for saving money as a new pet parent.

1. Avoid unnecessary (and costly) vet visits

Have you ever gone to a vet, terrified your pet might be in danger, only to discover everything is fine? Nearly 80% of “vet emergencies” turn out to be false alarms. Next time you don’t know if your pet is going to be okay, talk to a vet from the comfort of your home and skip the $150 vet bill. Pawp vets are available 24/7, offering actionable and empathetic advice, for all manner of emergencies and general pet questions.

2. Train your pet without obedience school

New pets come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you have a new puppy that’s biting or an older cat who won’t come out from under the bed, you don’t need to pay an arm and a leg to get your pet trained. Pawp’s behavior experts are there around the clock to answer any and every pet question that arises. You can text if you’re looking for a quick and easy solution or video chat to discuss your pet in more detail. No appointment required

3. Ask for a second opinion

In-person vet visits are inevitable when it comes to pets, but you can cut down on the number you need. Unsure of something your vet said? Looking for a second opinion to make sure you’re making the right call? Access the 24/7 digital vet clinic to talk to our licensed pet professionals about your dog or cat.

4. Make sure you’re not overpaying your vet

You may have heard that some traditional vets try to upsell you when you go in for a visit. While we can neither confirm nor deny this, we can help you decipher your vet bill charges to make sure you’re getting exactly what your pet needs and nothing more. Chat with our Pawp pet experts about your vet bill before you make the payment. We’ll help you ensure you’re not overpaying.

5. Get access to a safety net for vet bills

The rising cost of vet care is reaching a point where most pet parents can’t even afford their own pets. Emergency vet visits are unfortunately unavoidable in some circumstances, so make sure you’re better able to afford them with Pawp. Access up to $3,000 a year for an emergency vet bill for up to six pets in a household.

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