Top tips for pet owners to save some cash

Posted on 31 May 2021 Posted in  TopCashback Tips & Updates
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Whether you're thinking of getting a pet or already have one, we've got some fantastic tips which will help you save money while looking after a four-legged friend.

Adopt don’t shop

Not only are there so many pets in shelters at the moment longing for a home, but they are also typically far less expensive than buying from a breeder or pet store and they come loaded with benefits. For example, adopting from a charity may mean you are offered cheaper rates on yearly injections, medicine and check-ups too, meaning you’ll continue to save money in the long run. When you adopt it’s usually a guarantee that your pet will come spayed or neutered as well, or if they are a baby, may offer to do this at a very discounted rate (or free) when they’re old enough.

Subscribe and save

Save yourself trips to the supermarket by signing up to pet food subscription services. Beyond the obvious convenience, ordering animal treats online will help you find the perfect formula for your pet. All you need to do is take a short questionnaire and sites like Tails and Republic of Cats will formulate unique quality kibble for your dogs and cats. You’ll be able to pick from a variety of different dry and wet foods each month to keep your furry friends on their toes and each blend will be full of the perfect blend of nutrients specific to your pet’s needs.

Republic of Cats are currently offering 75% off 28 meals for your cat’s first subscription plus £3.30 cashback via is offering 75% off your first order plus £10.50 cashback at

‘DIY’ your pets’ toys and accessories

Pets can be fickle. You pay hefty prices for what will eventually look ragged, get lost or worse, ignored altogether. The moral of the story is a piece of string or a tennis ball can go a long way. Making homemade toys or accessories are a great project for the whole family to get involved in but also a fab way to save cash and reduce waste. Research creative ideas on Google or Pinterest, gather things you have around the house and get crafting. (Just don’t be too offended if your pet also ignores your ‘creation’).

Cut down the vet bills by shopping around for medication

Vets are notorious for selling regular medication with a mark-up price. Instead, shop around to find the cheapest place to purchase your furry friends must-haves, and look online at brands like, a registered veterinary practice run by pet owners where you can save up to 76% off medication and food and get 8% cashback too via Always remember, if you are buying prescriptions online, make sure the retailer asks for a vet prescription to ensure your pet receives the correct type of medication and dosage.

Keeping your pets active and mobile is, hands down, one of the easiest money-saving methods to cut the costs of insurance costs and vet bills. Monitoring your furry friend’s movements can be tricky but with the help of PitPat, the UK’s No.1 dog activity monitor, you’ll be able to manage their weight, health and needs. TopCashback members can save 11% cashback via and get next day delivery on orders made before 2pm.

Train and groom your pets at home

With more time at home than ever before, why not cut down on grooming costs and teach yourself. The same can be said for training your pets. With so many resources available, save your pennies by researching online or buying specialist books. A great place to start is, where you’ll find tips and advice to help get you going.

Don’t get caught short with the wrong insurance policy

No one likes spending money on insurance, but it’s a must. Don’t just pick the cheapest policy either, even though the costs might be lower each month, you may end up getting caught out down the line. Find an insurer or policy that offers pre-existing coverage. Lots of policies don't, which means if your pet gets an illness that requires ongoing treatment, they might not be covered for it the following year i.e., you won’t necessarily be able to make a claim when needed. Of course, you can shop around using comparison sites and refer to Defaqto to find the right insurer for you.

Do what’s best for your pet when you go on holiday

When people (used to) book holidays, sometimes they also forget to factor in the cost for looking after the pet whilst away. This can be costly if you don’t have a friend, neighbour or family member willing to donate their time, but it’s important to do what’s best for your pet. Some cats and dogs aren’t phased by catteries or kennels but if this is just too stressful (for pet and owner) look into getting a dog or cat sitter. When you find a good one, stick with them. You may be able to negotiate a lower rate if they are going to cat or dog sit for a lengthy time. If you have a friend or neighbour who has pets too, you could try an arrangement where you agree to look after each other’s when the other goes away. It may take some coordination, but this will be by far the cheapest option.

NansTCB13 June 2021, 16:53 All the above is very good advice.
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