Spay or Neuter Your Dog
Finally, having your dog spayed or neutered is another money-saving strategy. Spaying and neutering reduces or eliminates the chances of developing common diseases of the reproductive organs, such as mammary gland tumors, prostate diseases, perianal fistulas, pyometra, and uterine, cervical, and ovarian tumors. Additionally, pet owners experience less mess from heat cycles and marking.
Pet owners who spay their female dogs also eliminate the risk of having an unexpected litter of puppies. The average cost of veterinary expenses and care for the duration of a dog’s pregnancy as well as 8 weeks after the puppies have been born is $1,000 - $2,000, assuming no complications for mom or pups.
Ultimately, pet owners can save money by providing preventative care, maintaining a healthy weight for their dogs, setting up auto-shipments for common supplies, and engaging in DIY projects.