I just wanted to remark that veterinary visits need to be kept up, despite the troubling economy. Making sure your pet stays healthy now is one way to avoid the large expenses of a serious illness later. Of course, the other thing we want to make sure of is to feed our pets properly. The cheapest pet food might not be the best thing for your dog or cat. Check with your vet.
If you take care of your pet now, you will have much less trouble with his or her health later on. And of course for those of us who consider our pets part of the family, we tend to take care of our animals, no matter the cost involved. The economy might serve as a wake-up call to take better care of the health of your entire family.