Pet shots and meds are very expensive, especially when you have to cut back due to job loss, etc.
I was surprised to discover that my local Rural King sold vaccines and pet meds, that you could administer, for a tiny fraction of the cost at a vets! If you do not have a local Rural King, then see if you have any farm suppliers or co-ops that offer the same animal supplies.
In addition, I understand that some veterinarians offer low income pet shots and certain treatments. Check with your local shelter as they probably know of just such a vet.
Let's keep our 'kids' healthy and happy, even in a bad economy. :)
By Gooby from Straughn, IN
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The best way to save money on vaccinations is to make sure your pet really requires a particular shot. Pets' immune systems may not need booster shots every couple of years. How can you tell? Ask your vet about the serology test called the "Titer."
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I need to give my dog her rabies shot and the bordetella shots, but where I used to go is too expensive. I live in Brooklyn, area code 11221.
See what the Humane Society and the ASPCA in your area charge.
Check around,sometimes other cities near by can also have better prices. Some pet stores offer discounts for frequent shoppers program signup. Ask pet shelters, they often can do it cheaper!
Maybe this vet group can help you:
Post back with what you learn! Blessings and prayers!
How much does it cost for my dog's vaccination shots?
The cost depends on where you live and what the vets in your area charge. I would call around to several vets, ask what shots are recommended, and what the cost would be.
I don't vaccinate and my dogs live for 20 years. Much studied about dangers of vaccines as my step grandson died with one, i have MS from a vaccine and many people i know have been adversely affected with disease and illness directly related to vaccine. Please go on vaclib.org and check ingredients. If you can name 5 ingredients in a vaccine that are helpful - then consider the big needle.
When you find brain damage because of mercury, anti freeze, formaldehyde and the like in vaccines you may decide to build the immune system instead of destroying it. Look at the ADD ADHD, SIDS, and autism in people, caused by vaccines and what do you think vaccines are doing to your dog?
Build systems by good food with no corn, wheat or soy. That means you cook, add some raw, get your kibble at a store other than your local grocer. The popular pet foods at the grocers are including euthanized animals from the pounds. That includes the chemicals to put them to sleep as that does not cook off. Google this and see for yourself. Rabies vaccine is required if you intend to license.
You're very well educated and right on the money. I do Greyhound rescues & Adoptions and what I learned is that they feed these dogs 4D meat. Diseased, drugged, down & dying animal carcasses.
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I order all my shots from the company that makes them. I find by ordering the vaccines myself I am saving about $30.00 per pet.