Vaccines are essential for your Pet to live a long, happy, and healthy life. Your Veterinarian will be the best person to determine what Vaccinations your Dog will need because there are many factors to think about, like age, environment, medical history, and lifestyle.
How to save on Dog Vaccinations? The best way to save money on Dog Vaccinations is to track your Dogs Vaccination Schedule yourself and bring your Dog to a low-cost Pet Vaccination Clinic. Your Dog will be given all medication from a Veterinarian and you will be paying a fraction of the cost.
How Much Are Pet Vaccinations?
The Average cost of Vaccinations per shot are between $20-$40 depending on the expense of the shot to the office. On average Private Vet Offices charge between $15-$28 per shot, plus the examination or office fee. Low-Cost clinics charge about $10-$15 per shot. (See also, “What Vaccines Do Dogs Need?” for a breakdown of Core and Non-Core Vaccines your Dog would need.)
Once you get a schedule of recommended Vaccines from your Veterinarian, you can save money by tracking the Vaccination schedule yourself and find locations that administer Vaccines at a lower price point.
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinics
If you are organized enough to track when your Dog is due for each vaccine, then you can save a lot of money by visiting a Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic. Many of these clinics will not charge you an exam fee, an appointment fee, or an office visit fee, so you pay for what you really need and save money in the process. These clinics will offer packages that combine a bundle of vaccinations into a lower price point, but will also give you the a-la-cart option if your Dog is only due for a specific vaccine, diagnostic test, or service.
These clinics usually give you the option to purchase your Dogs Heartworm medication after all Vaccines and services have been completed. They usually give you a rebate if you buy at least a year supply. If you did not know, you need a prescription to purchase Heartgard, so this is a great option if you want to save on Vet Costs.
Reputable Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics
1. VetCo Clinics strive for affordable, quality, and care. Below are a list of some of their Vaccination Packages and Prices. They also offer a list of Individual Vaccines and Tests and they charge $19 to Microchip your Dog.
|$69||Healthy Dog/Puppy||Distemper/Parvo Combo, Bordetella, Lepto, Round/Hook Dewormer|
|$89||Healthy Dog Plus||Distemper/Parvo Combo, Bordetella, Lepto, Round/Hook Dewormer, Heartworm Test|
|$10||Rabies (1 or 3 yr)|
|$20||Canine Lyme Vaccine|
Below is a list of Clinic Service Areas. Your can also view their Schedules within each service area. In my area, they mainly practice is local Petco locations.
2. PetVet Clinic or Vip Petcare strives for Easy, Affordable, and Pet Approved. They have Nationwide Locations, give Up-Front Pricing, and have Walk-In Service. These clinics are at most Tractor Supply Co locations and Pet Supplies Plus locations. Below are some of their Vaccination Packages and Prices along with a list of Add-Ons you can add to any package. They also offer Individual Services if your Dog only needs specific services or vaccinations. Some of these include, Microchipping, Nail Trimming, Deworming, Anal Gland Expression, etc.
(Compared to $169 for Individual Services)
|Physical Exam, 5-in-1 Vaccine+Lepto, Bordetella Vaccine, Intestinal Parasite Screening|
(Compared to $219 for Individual Services)
|Physical Exam, 5-in-1 Vaccine+Lepto, Bordetella Vaccine, Intestinal Parasite Screening, Rabies Vaccine, Heartworm/Tick-Borne Disease Test|
(Compared to $117 for Individual Services)
|Puppy-8 Weeks Old||Physical Exam, 5-in-1 Vaccine, Intestinal Parasite Screening, Deworming|
(Compared to $158 for Individual Services)
|Puppy-12 Weeks Old||Physical Exam, 5-in-1 Vaccine+Lepto, Bordetella Vaccine, Deworming|
(Compared to $158 for Individual Services)
|Puppy-16 Weeks Old||Physical Exam, 5-in-1 Vaccine+Lepto, Bordetella Vaccine, Deworming|
MY EXPERIENCE: I personally use the PetVet Clinic at Tractor Supply for our 7 year old Lab rescue and our 13 year old Cavachon (Poodle/King Charles Cavalier mix). I purchase all of my Dogs Heartgard there, so I do not have to fuss with a Prescription from my Vet.
I made a folder for both Dogs and made a list (similar to below, but with everything on it) to have a hard copy to refer to. I then put each vaccination and service needed within the calendar of my phone to remind me when they are coming due. PetVet will email you your results if any tests are completed and they usually give you coupons to Tractor Supply during checkout.
|VACCINATION/SERVICE||LAST GIVEN||DUE NEXT|
|Rabbies (1 yr or 3 yr)||1/1/2019||1/1/2022|
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*This article is for information purposes only and any health concerns should be discussed with your veterinarian.