Pets/Livestock

Pets are wonderful companions. Americans today spend thousands of dollars on their pets each year.
Pet food, vet services, grooming, toys, boarding, waste disposal, and training an average American can spend (in the lifetime) of a dog (Avg. 14 years) a total of $12,500 to $39,000.00 on their pets.

Pets can be expensive and when you are looking at all expenses and trying to cut corners  it helps to know when you can save money on your pets and/or livestock.  First, You can save money on your pets and/or livestock by keeping them healthy and eliminating unnecessary trips to the vet. Pretty soon you recognize when you can use your first aide for pets and when you need to call the vet.  So here are a few of my favorite cost savings tips for your pets and/or livestock.

Home Made (All Natural) Dog Food

Yogi’s Yum Yum

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1 lb lean hamburger (80 or 90%) lean
1 lb 73% lean hamburger
2 eggs
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup mixed vegetables (green beans, pea & carrots are good)
1/2 cup 100% bran cereal
3 slices of 100% Whole Wheat Bread
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (good for fleas/ticks)

Mix and Bake in iron skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking oil at 350 ° for 1 hour.
This mixture can be frozen into individual servings.
For Yogi who weighs 6-8lbs this mixture will last 4-6 weeks.

Money Saving Tip: Yogi was my my parent’s dog.  He had a long life of 15 years and during that time he always brought a smile to your face with his wagging tail and ball chasing antics. Yogi was adopted and was a wonderful companion.  Before you go to that pet store and pay several hundred dollars for a pedigreed dog, check your local animal shelters and/or adoption centers for your next pet.  You might be surprised what wonderful dog or cat is waiting to share your home.

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