Pet Care Expenses Could Stress-Out Your Budget

ABC News' Mara Schiavocampo has tips that can help save some money on the care of your beloved companion.
3:01 | 06/22/15

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We're back now with "Gma on the money." Big savings on pet care. Americans expected to spend more than $60 fwhl year. Mara schiavocampo has simple ways to slash those bills. Reporter: Meet 5-year-old Kinzie and 4-month-old Camden. Every bit family to Ashton and Alex. We worry about the dynamics between the dogs like we would if we had two children. Reporter: Our furry friends can be cute, cuddly, and sometimes, costly. Have she's still in medical school. It's tough having one income. Reporter: Their annual spending, over there are 4,000. We brought in the big guns. Hi. Hello. Reporter: Animal expert and veterinarian, Dr. Liz Hanson. For your pet's meds, you don't always have to buy from your doctor's office. The markup there can hit over 100%. You would spend $600 for parasitic preventatives. Reporter: Instead, use apps like lowest med. It lets you on compare prices at pharmacies. For one of Kinzie's prescriptions, they're playing $127. We found it for $103. When ever possible, buy generic. Instead of a professional groomer. $75 for grooming is a lot. Reporter: Use discount sites like ped edge and You spend $740. We can get that down. Reporter: For food and treats, consider Amazon prime. You'll pay a subscription fee. But the discounts add up. Amazon prime, $46.49. Reporter: Next time your family leaves town, consider dog Vaca or Dog loefrs in the area sign up to care for your pups right in their home. It can cost up to 40% less than a kennel. She's already making herself right at home. Reporter: All in all, our insider saving this couple over $1500. All right. Another tip, you want to buy your treats in bulk, especially if you plan to visit a doggie day care. If you're wondering how much you spend on your pets, there's an app for that. You can calculate your expenses. It's sport to have the doggie cam shot again. Just to get inside the mind of a dog. Yeah. It's helpful. I'm not sure it's flattering. Now we see how they see her. As a source of food. Thank you. For all of our insider's advice, all you need to do is go to our website, on Yahoo!. Next on "Gma."

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