Easy Ways to Save Money on Vaccinations for Your Pet
You don't need me to tell you that owning a dog costs money. Of course, it's worth every penny to see yours at the door, wagging his or her tail happily as you arrive home exhausted from work. However, a few trips to the vet for yearly vaccinations can leave a gaping hole in your wallet, and while you're happy to spend whatever it takes to keep your pup healthy, you surely wouldn't object to saving a bit of money. Fortunately, we've found a few places you can go for low-cost vaccinations, without risking improper handling and loss of efficacy, or even poisoning, that could come with administering vaccines at home.
Many people don't know that humane societies and rescue groups frequently offer monthly vaccination clinics for a fraction of what the vet charges.
Pet Supply Stores
You can also find reduced rates for yearly vaccines (such as rabies and distemper) at pet supply stores or animal feed stores; these businesses will sometimes offer low-cost clinics once or twice per year. Some even offer these low-cost clinics on a monthly basis. Most stores and humane societies only charge the cost of the vaccine being administered, and waive all office fees and charges. Avoiding an office visit can save you $40 to $65, or perhaps even more.
Your Town or City
Another surprising source for cheap vaccinations is your town or city. Some cities sponsor "vaccination days" each year, offering low-cost rabies and other vaccinations to residents. All it takes is a quick phone call to your city government offices to find out if this service is available.
During difficult financial times, many people struggle to find the money to keep their pets healthy. If the money can't be found, then sometimes families are forced to put their pets up for adoption, which can be incredibly heartbreaking.
Regardless of your financial situation, it never hurts to save money on dog costs wherever possible, and there are numerous ways to save on your pet's vaccinations. Yes, it takes time to research, but it's definitely worth the effort.
Do you have any other tips to save on vaccines or pet care?