There's nothing you won't do for your pet -- but wait until you see the vet bill. A national survey by the American Pet Products Association found that pet owners spend an average of $235 annually on routine vet visits for dogs and $196 for cats. That doesn't include non-routine expenses such as surgical vet visits: $551 and $398 a year on average for dogs and cats, respectively. Although pet insurance is an option, most pet owners pay for everything, from screenings to major surgery, out of their own pockets. If veterinary expenses have left you feeling a bit ill yourself, try these money-saving tips.
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