Make an inexpensive dog toy. Drill a hole through a tennis ball, large enough to put a rope through. Thread a 6-8 foot rope through the 2 holes, and tie knots as close to the ball as possible. Then make a loop with the remaining rope, and tie a knot. Dogs love to play "Tug and Toss" with this.
Did you know that adding a little sage to your dog's diet may help keep fleas off him? (The little suckers hate the stuff!)
Shop at your local Humane Society for dog food. The price is low, and the money benefits a great cause!
All natural, homemade flea dip: Boil a quart of water; remove from heat and add 2 cups fresh rosemary and/or mint and let it steep for about 30 minutes. After straining the herbs, dilute with 4 quarts of warm water. Pour it over your dog, working it into his coat and skin.
Rabies and other vaccinations: In some cities, local vets get together once a month or so to offer a vaccination clinic, and charge substantially less than an office visit! Check with your local pet supply store or vet to see if there's one in your area.
Dry skin relief: A low cost home remedy (less than $1.00!) for your dog's dry skin is chamomile tea. Just brew a few cups, allow it to cool, and pour it over your dog, working it gently into his skin. Not only is it soothing, but it won't leave any oily residue.
Low-Cost Herbal Dog Shampoo: You can make an excellent and inexpensive herbal dog shampoo from things that you probably already have around the house. Simply dilute a handful of Aloe Vera gel with water and work it into your dog's coat (it's best if your dog's coat is dry!), then rinse well with water. If you like a little more foaming action, add a touch of baby shampoo to the recipe. This shampoo is very mild on your dog's skin and will leave his coat gleaming!