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survivingausterity:

Having a pet on hardship can be tricky.

There are however steps you can take to soften the blow. 

The most obvious is to have a savings account dedicated to them and have a standing order set up to pay that account either fortnightly or monthly.

If you have online banking and find one month or fortnight this is not within your budget then you can usually skip a payment. But it is advisable, if your going to have pets to budget for them including a small amount of savings.

The purpose of the savings will become evident when it comes to worming, flea treatments and vet bills.

Worming is vital and it will pay for itself in how much pet food you end up buying.

An unwormed cat for example will cost you more in pet food, so it really does pay to worm them. 

I worm my cats every three months using Drontal. I can’t afford this from the vets so I use Animeddirect:

http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/

When it comes to flea treatment it’s been a huge waste of money as fleas have adapted and seem just as active in winter as they are in summer. 

Personally, I’ve found that Frontline and other topical flea treatments including those to treat the home simply haven’t worked for me and I don’t have carpets, just rugs. No amount of hoovering, cleaning or washing made any impact along with the topical treatments. 

The only solution I’ve found that does work is Seresto collars.

They’re very expensive as an initial outlay (£32 a collar if you buy from the vets) but they last at least eight months. 

Taking onboard what you’d spend monthly on flea treatment that isn’t as effective and the collars over that eight months pay for themselves. 

Now I had been saving for them when my cat got into a scrape and needed surgery. This is when a pet account comes into it’s own.

The bill was over £200, this was in January 2014. I just finished paying it off start of May. I was able to get a money contribution from the RSPCA to help cover some of the bill. I had some money in the cat account that I was saving for their collars. The rest I paid in fortnightly payments via online transfer to the vet. I had to negotiate that with the vet, but ultimately I was good to my word and I paid them.

I still needed collars for my cats and now there really was no way I could afford £32 a pop from the vet. I found a great seller on eBay who sells the same collars, is veterinary managed with the collars being approx £10 cheaper. And because they’re within the EU no customs fees. 

At the time of writing, the collars are currently on sale at £17! (No prescription required). 

http://www.ebay.es/itm/191160677415 

My cats now have their collars and the fleas are under control. Keep up with your cleaning routine and it should stay that way. 

If you are concerned about potential future vet bills it’s worth finding out of you have a registered PDSA vet, or PetAid hospital in your area. 

You can register one pet with the PDSA for a fee of £5 every six months and your pet will be covered by their registered vet with no additional costs. 

You must be on certain benefits to be eligible for this help so it’s worth checking through their website for specifics:

https://m.pdsa.org.uk/pdsa-vet-care/eligibility?

I am personally not a fan of the PDSA and when I needed help for my cat they wouldn’t help me at all after my cat had surgery. I found the RSPCA to me much more helpful, but my experience is mine so give them a try anyway. It’s the health of your pet after all. 

With anything where cost is involved living on a budget it pays to shop around and there are many good sites with some offering free delivery. 

Vetuk are a good site I’ve used them often but they do have a minimum spend to get the free delivery. 

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/

Animeddirect are great and don’t have a minimum spend which is real help for when I buy the cats their worming tablets every three months. Helps me stick to a budget. 

http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/

I used Zooplus once and it was awful. The food arrived damage and unusable with me having to seriously press them for a refund on damaged goods because they really weren’t going to refund me. 

Pet food is of course your biggest outlay simply through frequency and you need to budget for it. Your pets can eat well on a budget. 

For example, I buy Harringtons complete (available for rabbits, dogs, cats, et el). The ingredients are as good as James Wellbeloved but at a fraction of the cost and their a British company. 

For their wet food I get Feline Fayre. 

Felix made one of my cats very ill and after reading the horror of what they put in it can see why. Crude ash is a high content in these cheap brands along with sugars, egg, dairy etc. all very bad for your cat who are lactose intolerant. 

In case your not aware of what crude ash is, it’s cremation material. It is the ashes of other dead animals. 

I used to give one of my cats Whiskas which caused her to loose two of her canines and have awful bad breath. Since changing her diet her teeth are much whiter and her breath better. Her coat is softer and she seems much happier in her self. 

She’s about to turn 12 years old in June and most people think she looks three. She’s energetic, very spry and as playful as a three year old cat. 

I buy the simply tuna tins of Feline Fayre because it’s 70% real tuna, jelly, soya and then sugar. It’s the best and cheapest cat food there is. 

http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/6612-feline-fayre-simply-tuna-in-jelly-48-x-170g-tins.aspx

You can feed your cats well on a budget and keep them happy.

survivingausterity:

Having a pet on hardship can be tricky.

There are however steps you can take to soften the blow.

The most obvious is to have a savings account dedicated to them and have a standing order set up to pay that account either fortnightly or monthly.

If you have online banking and find one month or fortnight this is not within your budget then you can usually skip a payment. But it is advisable, if your going to have pets to budget for them including a small amount of savings.

The purpose of the savings will become evident when it comes to worming, flea treatments and vet bills.

Worming is vital and it will pay for itself in how much pet food you end up buying.

An unwormed cat for example will cost you more in pet food, so it really does pay to worm them.

I worm my cats every three months using Drontal. I can’t afford this from the vets so I use Animeddirect:

http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/

When it comes to flea treatment it’s been a huge waste of money as fleas have adapted and seem just as active in winter as they are in summer.

Personally, I’ve found that Frontline and other topical flea treatments including those to treat the home simply haven’t worked for me and I don’t have carpets, just rugs. No amount of hoovering, cleaning or washing made any impact along with the topical treatments.

The only solution I’ve found that does work is Seresto collars.

They’re very expensive as an initial outlay (£32 a collar if you buy from the vets) but they last at least eight months.

Taking onboard what you’d spend monthly on flea treatment that isn’t as effective and the collars over that eight months pay for themselves.

Now I had been saving for them when my cat got into a scrape and needed surgery. This is when a pet account comes into it’s own.

The bill was over £200, this was in January 2014. I just finished paying it off start of May. I was able to get a money contribution from the RSPCA to help cover some of the bill. I had some money in the cat account that I was saving for their collars. The rest I paid in fortnightly payments via online transfer to the vet. I had to negotiate that with the vet, but ultimately I was good to my word and I paid them.

I still needed collars for my cats and now there really was no way I could afford £32 a pop from the vet. I found a great seller on eBay who sells the same collars, is veterinary managed with the collars being approx £10 cheaper. And because they’re within the EU no customs fees.

At the time of writing, the collars are currently on sale at £17! (No prescription required).

http://www.ebay.es/itm/191160677415

My cats now have their collars and the fleas are under control. Keep up with your cleaning routine and it should stay that way.

If you are concerned about potential future vet bills it’s worth finding out of you have a registered PDSA vet, or PetAid hospital in your area.

You can register one pet with the PDSA for a fee of £5 every six months and your pet will be covered by their registered vet with no additional costs.

You must be on certain benefits to be eligible for this help so it’s worth checking through their website for specifics:

https://m.pdsa.org.uk/pdsa-vet-care/eligibility?

I am personally not a fan of the PDSA and when I needed help for my cat they wouldn’t help me at all after my cat had surgery. I found the RSPCA to me much more helpful, but my experience is mine so give them a try anyway. It’s the health of your pet after all.

With anything where cost is involved living on a budget it pays to shop around and there are many good sites with some offering free delivery.

Vetuk are a good site I’ve used them often but they do have a minimum spend to get the free delivery.

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/

Animeddirect are great and don’t have a minimum spend which is real help for when I buy the cats their worming tablets every three months. Helps me stick to a budget.

http://www.animeddirect.co.uk/

I used Zooplus once and it was awful. The food arrived damage and unusable with me having to seriously press them for a refund on damaged goods because they really weren’t going to refund me.

Pet food is of course your biggest outlay simply through frequency and you need to budget for it. Your pets can eat well on a budget.

For example, I buy Harringtons complete (available for rabbits, dogs, cats, et el). The ingredients are as good as James Wellbeloved but at a fraction of the cost and their a British company.

For their wet food I get Feline Fayre.

Felix made one of my cats very ill and after reading the horror of what they put in it can see why. Crude ash is a high content in these cheap brands along with sugars, egg, dairy etc. all very bad for your cat who are lactose intolerant.

In case your not aware of what crude ash is, it’s cremation material. It is the ashes of other dead animals.

I used to give one of my cats Whiskas which caused her to loose two of her canines and have awful bad breath. Since changing her diet her teeth are much whiter and her breath better. Her coat is softer and she seems much happier in her self.

She’s about to turn 12 years old in June and most people think she looks three. She’s energetic, very spry and as playful as a three year old cat.

I buy the simply tuna tins of Feline Fayre because it’s 70% real tuna, jelly, soya and then sugar. It’s the best and cheapest cat food there is.

http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/6612-feline-fayre-simply-tuna-in-jelly-48-x-170g-tins.aspx

You can feed your cats well on a budget and keep them happy.

(Source: tsundereslasher)

sixpenceee:

I remember seeing this short film a long time ago. Basically, this little machine sees a television with a pretty doll face. She wants to be just like what she sees on t.v, and changes her appearance. The standards get higher and higher (literally), but she tries earnestly.

You can see what happens in the end.This video leaves a powerful message about how our standards of beauty are too high and soon it becomes out of reach.

As one of the comments of the video says

"She was original but she died a copy."

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elvisgal:

princess mittens wanted some of my pancakes

elvisgal:

princess mittens wanted some of my pancakes

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ultrafacts:

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secretsbest:

kitties

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basementdemo:

my mom told me to put the dog to bed but didn’t specify which bed 

psych2go:

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For more posts like these, go visit psych2go

Psych2go features various psychological findings and myths. In the future, psych2go attempts to include sources to posts for the for the purpose of generating discussions and commentaries. This will give readers a chance to critically examine psychology.

She has exited to a ledge on the 450th floor of a building, right in the middle of Manhattan, which we discover for the first time. The city has become monstrous. Buildings rise 600 stories. Cars fly. Subways run vertically.

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l1berum:

there is a huge difference between genuinely liking someone and liking the attention they give you and it took me a long time to realise that

seanhxtchner:

By nature, Aaron Hotchner is not a violent man. At least, that’s what everyone believes and knows.

But in the moment Chester Hardwick speaks about killing two FBI agents and Reid is shrinking back slightly against the wall, something snaps inside of him.

He already knows unconsciously that the genius is thinking of some plan, some crazy statistics to get them out of this mess, but he either doesn’t care or doesn’t notice. All he sees is a killer and a coward. A bully.

And god be damned, Spencer Reid has been through more than enough crap in his career as it is—more than any of them.

Aaron also knows he probably has been getting rusty over the years in his combat expertise from the days of being in SWAT. He’s not as fit as he once was. But he also is going through that uncontested divorce with Haley, and it’s gotten him more stressed than normally seen…or felt.

A lot of pent-up anger is the chemical for the other emotional kick of wanting to protect his friend. His partner. His other half, really. The team can say what they want, but when the unit chief and the kid are together? Nothing stands in their way.

Chester Hardwick threatened his better half; Aaron doesn’t take that lightly.

Even with Spencer quietly and frantically considering plans, the gloves, jacket, and tie all come off.

And Hardwick is gonna regret it if the young genius doesn’t speak in twenty-three seconds.

micdotcom:

Paris banned pro-Palestinian protests — but that didn’t stop these 5,000 people

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cindehella:

SOMEHOW THESE THINGS KEEP HAPPENING