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5 ways to save money on your dog

What does your dog really need?
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Dog biting on its leash

People really love their dogs, and they pay top dollar to show it. From clothes to spa treatments to boarding facilities with private suites, it seems no luxury is off the table.

There's nothing wrong with paying for those pricey items if you have the cash. "Pets are part of the family," says Chris Pinney, founder of

But at the end of the day, all your dog needs is a nutritious diet, exercise, preventive care and regular interaction with you, Pinney says.

The good news is those things don't have to cost a fortune. Keep reading to learn how to save money while keeping your dog happy and healthy.




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