How Do You Save Money on Pet Vaccinations?

How Do You Save Money on Pet Vaccinations?

To save money on pet vaccinations, take your pet to a low-cost vaccination clinic, states VetCo Clinic. Find a clinic by speaking with your local pet store, your state's Department of Agriculture or local animal welfare organizations, advises the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. Some organizations, such as Kane’s Krusade, may even provide financial assistance for vaccinations and veterinary costs.

You can also save money by requesting three-year vaccinations rather than annual vaccinations, advises Mobile Pet Care Clinics of Texas. These may initially be more expensive, but you can save money over the long run.

Consult with your vet to determine which vaccinations your pet needs. Some, like rabies, are required. However, other vaccinations, such as Bordetella, leptospirosis and feline leukemia, are considered optional, reports Mobile Pet Care Clinics of Texas. Unless your pet is at risk for these diseases because of your location or due to taking your pet to shows or public places, you can forgo these vaccines to save money.

Some veterinary clinics offer health and wellness packages that offer discounts on routine health care and vaccinations for your pet, states the SPCA of Wake County. Contact several veterinarians in your area to compare prices on vaccines and available packages.

Finally, you can save money by vaccinating your pet on your own. This is not recommended, however, due to the fact that in rare cases pets may have a life-threatening allergic reaction to the vaccine and may not survive long enough to get treatment, advises the American Veterinary Medical Association.