(WTNH) – Everything is expensive right now, and as you try and trim the family budget, remember there may be ways to save on your family pet.

News 8 can help you stretch your dollar with three simple tips:

  • Don’t be picky when buying animal accessories!
    • Dollar stores, discounted TJ Maxx’s, or Home Goods stores sell great beds, bowls, or treats for cheaper prices
  • Comparison shop for animal medication
    • Look for specialty online retailers such as PetCareRX and remember to look on Amazon or at Costco
  • Ask about a wellness plan
    • Many veterinarians offer help with routine costs, shots, checkups, dental cleanings, etc.

Watch the video above for the full segment.