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When it comes to budgeting for pet essentials, things can add up quick. Regular needs like food, treats, and poop bags all play a part in adding to your pet’s monthly expenses. An awesome way to save money on pet basics is by using Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program. There are over 10,000 items on Subscribe & Save JUST in the pet category! They range from dog food, to poop bags and more. Read on for our ten favorite pet items and see how it can help your family save.
What is Amazon Subscribe & Save?
Subscribe & Save
is Amazon’s regularly-scheduled delivery program built for convenience and helps you save money. You simply subscribe to monthly shipments of products, which allows you to save over the single-shipment price.
How Does Amazon Subscribe & Save Work?
To get set up with Subscribe & Save, start by shopping their store here. You then select an item you want, set the amount and frequency of delivery (up to 6 months) and hit Subscribe Now. The best part is there’s no commitment! You are free to change, cancel, or delay your monthly delivery each month. Don’t need poop bags so soon? Skip delivery for the month! Take a look at the image below to see how easy it is to modify or cancel your subscriptions.
You can save up to 15% off when receiving 5 or more products in a given month to a single address. I typically save between 10-15% every month since I make sure I have 5 items. If the price of an item changes, Amazon will send you an email with the updated price for you to approve. Don’t have Amazon Prime? Sign up for a free trial and see how much time and money it saves! Cheap dog food isn’t the best way to go for optimal health and a long lifespan for your dog. That doesn’t mean you need to throw down big dollars on pet food, though! I occasionally make our dog food, but we recently started using Wag dog food. Our veterinarian recommended a high-protein food for Roxy & Rico, and Wag fit the bill. It’s super convenient to not have to worry about remembering to order dog food or swing by the store and pick up a bag, especially when it’s -20 degrees and snowy outside. Wag isn’t the only option available through Subscribe & Save. Taste of The Wild, Purina Pro Plan, and many others are offered! Click here to view all the dog food selections available. One of the best ways to save and keep your dog healthy is to brush their teeth! It’s way easier to adapt them to it from a young age. However, a yummy toothpaste can be enticing enough to teach older dogs that brushing can be fun and tasty!
Bissell Pet Stain Remover
Let’s face it, having dogs can be messy at times. Even dogs that don’t normally have accidents can have a rough night and puke on the carpet. We absolutely adore our Bissell Little Green Spot Cleaner for taking care of those messes. Bissell Pet Stain Remover is a must to have around just in case. We don’t tend to need it often, so I set it for every 6 months and adjust if needed. The puppy stage is a tough one to get through, especially when house-training. Nature’s Miracle is widely regarded as one of the best for cleaning up potty accidents. The enxymatic cleaner breaks down the urine to minimize the smell, which keeps your dog from marking in the same spot again. It also works to break down other dog-related smells like poop and vomit, too! See our house-training tips & tricks here. I’ve talked about the importance of fish oil before, and it’s one of the most vital additions to my dog’s meals. Having it on Subscribe & Save guarantees I don’t run out!
Glucosamine is another great supplement I recommend, as it helps keep your dog’s joints healthy. It works by helping their bodies to build cartilage, which decreases as they age. Starting them on it early helps as preventative care.
With one rescue dog that deals with anxiety, we go through these calming treats pretty regularly! It’s nice to ensure I have them when my boy is stressing over fireworks or car rides.
Picking up poop is basically the least fun part of having a dog. No one enjoys this task, but it does help minimize the spread of diseases and parasites. Plus, picking up your dog’s poop allows you to notice if there are any changes that could indicate an illness. Here’s all the poop bags available on Subscribe & Save.
When we had 3 dogs, plus our foster dog Buddy, we would go through quite a bit of shampoo! It didn’t help that we were regularly dealing with tropical rains, which resulted in epic mud puddles to splash through. Now we don’t go through it as often, so I reduced the delivery frequency.
Do you use Subscribe & Save? What items do you typically get to save money? Share below!