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low cost pet vaccinations in your area

Welcome To Low Cost Pet Vaccinations

Low Cost Pet Vax works across the DFW area to provide low cost pet vaccinations & other affordable pet health services. 

Deadly diseases like Rabies, Distemper, Parvo and Leptospirosis must be vaccinated against to protect the safety of your pets and yourself. We provide low cost pet vaccinations across Texas, focused in the DFW area.

We also provide testing and protection against heartworms, along with microchipping to help you locate your pet if he or she ever gets lost.

At Low Cost Pet Vaccinations, we provide convenient services at affordable prices to keep your little (or big!) ones happy and healthy.

Affordable Pet Vaccinations in Texas

We are a completely mobile low cost pet vaccinations service. We don’t have a central location to pay rent on, so we are able to provide very low-cost pet vaccinations and other pet wellness services at a more affordable price.

Every clinic location has a veterinarian on site and available to answer your questions, discuss your options and administer your pet vaccinations. Our helpful, expert technicians also provide a wealth of information and assist with vaccinating.

Our constant goal is to provide friendly, convenient and affordable pet vaccinations and care. That means making your experience as positive and quick as possible for both you and your pet.

We can also answer any questions you might have about what vaccinations and preventive health care your pet needs and what your options are. NO prior appointment or call is required, but we welcome calls (817-282-1000), emails (contact@lowcostpetvax.com), & Facebook messages (facebook.com/lowcostpetvax) if you have questions!

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations Clinic Dates & Locations

We’re constantly adding new locations as we expand our services to provide low cost pet vaccinations to as many communities as possible! If you don’t see your hometown or city on this list and you think there’s a need in your area, please contact us and let us know.

Our schedule at each location is typically 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm on Saturdays and 12 – 4pm on Sundays. To check the details of any location, visit our Locations & Schedules page.

Note: We’re constantly adding new locations & updating our schedule for our low cost pet vaccination clinics! Check in often to get the latest or follow us on Facebook. (facebook.com/lowcostpetvax)

First Saturday/Sunday

Balch Springs La Carreta Meat Market 

Irving Family Dollar on S MacArthur Blvd 

Garland Pep Boys on NW Hwy

Seagoville Westlake Ace on Elam Rd 

Irving Family Dollar on Shady Grove 

Mesquite Pep Boys on N Galloway

Sunday 12pm-4pm

Dallas Pep Boys on NW Hwy 

Dallas Pep Boys on Buckner 

Second Saturday/Sunday

Saturday 

Fort Worth Pep Boys on McCart 

Arlington Pep Boys on S Cooper

Dallas Cricket Wireless on S Hampton 

Fort Worth Cricket Wireless on E Berry

Dallas Pep Boys on FW Ave

Arlington Westlake Ace on W Park Row

Sunday 12pm-4pm

Fort Worth Pep Boys on Camp Bowie 

Plano PLS Check Cashing on K Ave 

Third Saturday/Sunday

Saturday 

Richardson Cricket Wireless on W Spring Valley 

Balch Springs La Carreta Meat Market 

Farmer’s Branch Westlake Ace on Josey Ln 

Fort Worth PLS Check Cashing on N Main St

Dallas Pep Boys on S Buckner 

Sunday 12pm-4pm

Irving Pep Boys on N Beltline Rd 

Dallas Pep Boys on Forest Ln

Fourth Saturday/Sunday

Saturday

Fort Worth Pep Boys on McCart

Grand Prairie Cricket Wireless on W Pioneer

Saginaw Advance Auto on S Saginaw

Fort Worth Pep Boys on W Seminary

Arlington PLS Check Cashing on S Cooper

Fort Worth Attwood on Jacksboro Hwy

Sunday 12pm-4pm

Fort Worth Pep Boys on Camp Bowie

Low Cost Pet Vaccinations

We can provide all of your dog’s needed yearly vaccinations, including:

• Rabies
• 
Bordetella
• 
DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
• 
Leptospirosis 

And all of your cat’s needed yearly vaccinations, including:

FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia)
• 
Leukemia (feline)

If you aren’t sure what vaccinations your pet needs, then feel free to check out our guide on what vaccinations to request for your pet or contact us. We can also walk you through your different options in person at one of our vaccination clinics.

Heartworm

Heartworm in dogs is relatively simple and inexpensive to prevent, but very difficult and expensive to treat. We provide heartworm testing and preventive medications, but at this time we only provide advice and information for treatment.

Heartworms are intravascular (in blood vessels) parasitic worms and are spread by infected mosquito bites. If your dog has ever been bitten by a mosquito, and virtually every dog has, then they’ve possibly been exposed to the parasite. The most likely exposure times are early in the morning (dawn) and late afternoon (dusk), during peak mosquito times.

Heartworm disease is fairly common nationwide but is more so in Texas, with our thriving mosquito population. We provide heartworm testing on-site, and it is not uncommon for a dog to test positive.

While there are no initial signs of the parasite, heartworm disease in dogs is usually fatal if not treated within an appropriate time. The heartworms often cause lasting damage to tissue in the heart, arteries, and lungs. Most of the time, heartworms cause death as a result of congestive heart failure, or associated problems due to the parasitic damage.

In short, we strongly recommend that you test your dog annually for heartworms and maintain your dog on heartworm prevention every month for their lifetime. There are several different options for heartworm prevention that we can provide, and we can go over what the best option for you and your dog is. We even have an injectable heartworm prevention that is effective for 6 months, ProHeart 6.

(Note: While cats can also get heartworm, it’s extremely rare, and they aren’t the natural host for the parasites. However, prevention can protect them from any exposure to parasites that may cause damage.)

Deworming

There are two types of worms that commonly infect puppies and kittens (who are the primary victims of intestinal parasites): Roundworms and Hookworms. These are both intestinal parasites that pups often get directly from their mothers.

Roundworms in dogs and cats are primarily a problem of the puppies and kittens. Most often they only cause growth reduction or a failure to thrive by robbing the young of important nutrients. The symptoms are usually mild but can be severe; gastrointestinal upset, vomiting, diarrhea, and even respiratory disease.

Roundworms eggs are usually passed in the feces of infected dogs and other adult dogs are infected by consuming the eggs that are deposited on the ground. However, roundworms can also remain dormant in adult dogs and activate during the last stages of pregnancy to infect puppies. They do so by crossing the placental membrane or infect the puppy through the mother’s milk.

Roundworms are a threat to humans as well, especially in unsanitary environments, or even in the children’s backyard sandbox that is open to local cats and other critters. Humans are infected by ingesting infective roundworm eggs from their hands, soil, other objects, or even the pet. The larval stage’s migration through human body tissues is the cause of disease in people, usually children, and can manifest disease as high fevers, hepatitis, inappetence, loss of weight or persistent cough. Roundworms can also cause blindness in children due to migration through the eyes.

Hookworms are similar to Roundworms in many ways. They, however, cause disease by attaching to the intestinal lining and ingesting blood from the host. This causes gastrointestinal upset but also harms the young puppy or kittens by causing life-threatening anemia due to the loss of blood. Hookworms can also be transferred to pups while still in utero, through their mother’s milk, and even by penetrating through the skin. Hookworms can also be transmitted to humans casing a severely itchy skin disease.

Almost all puppies have one or both of these intestinal worms. However, they are very simple to treat with a painless oral dewormer medication, and we offer dewormer in our standard puppy packages.

Tapeworm Injection

Tapeworms are rarer than hookworms and roundworms. However, when a dog does have tapeworms, they’re easily diagnosed by examining the dog’s feces, which will be flecked with small, white worms about the size of a grain of rice.

Dogs get tapeworms when they ingest an infected flea, the intermediate host for the tapeworm eggs. After a dog ingests a host flea, the tapeworm matures in the dog’s intestine and completes its life cycle.

While tapeworms certainly can be gross and annoying, they aren’t usually very harmful to dogs. At worst, the tapeworms might cause some mild irritation to your dog’s rear end.

Tapeworm in puppies can be more serious, and if you suspect your puppy has tapeworm, we can provide a one-time tapeworm injection for simple and effective treatment.

Microchipping

A microchip is a small device that cannot be separated from your dog and allows animal care facilities (shelters, clinics, etc.) to scan information in the chip and be able to identify the owner, you. We inject these small electronic chips with a hypodermic needle – it’s not much more painful or invasive than a normal vaccination (although the needle is slightly bigger).

Microchips will stay with your pet, unlike a collar and tags, and we recommend them for both dogs and outside cats – even more so if your pet likes to take a trip every now and then!

The microchips are “read” when a scanner is passed over them. If your pet ever gets lost or ends up in a pet shelter, then staff will be able to immediately identify you as the owner of the dog.

What We Don’t Do

Unfortunately, since we’re mobile, there are some things that we can’t do. Our name being Low Cost Pet Vaccinations, the main service we’re asked about is low-cost spays and neuters, which we don’t have the facilities for.

If you’re looking for affordable spays and neuters in your area, we highly recommend contacting your local animal shelter or SPCA. They’ll know where you can get your pet neutered for a reasonable price, or sometimes even free.

We also don’t do any surgery or intensive exams. Please see your veterinarian for check-ups or if your pet is exhibiting any unusual or sickly behavior.

What Pet Vaccinations Do I Need?

We recommend the following yearly vaccinations for Dogs (in order from most important to least important*):

Rabies
• DHPP
• Leptospirosis
• Bordetella

Cats need fewer vaccinations, with these being the three we would recommend annually:

Rabies
• FVRCP
• Leukemia

*What vaccinations your pet gets depends on their lifestyle and your personal judgement, although rabies is required by law no matter the lifestyle. Again, we recommend the above vaccinations. You can find out more information about each individual vaccination and whether or not your pet needs it on the Services page and Pet Health Library at LowCostPetVaccinations.net.

It’s important to stay informed about your options, for the health of your pet and your own budget.

More About Us

Low Cost Pet Vax was started in 2016 by Dr. Rod Munsell, who wanted to provide low cost pet health care for pet owners in a convenient and friendly setting.

While we always recommend visiting veterinarians for check-ups when needed, their prices are understandably higher to compensate for facility, equipment and other clinic costs. Although our expert staff has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge base in veterinary medicine and surgery, we at Low Cost Pet Vax keep your prices low because we focus on preventive pet health care (vaccinations, wellness testing and parasite control), without the overhead of a luxurious facility and expensive equipment.

Dr. Rod Munsell built Low Cost Pet Vax on the ideals of friendly, convenient, affordable service – showing respect to you, your pets, and for your time.

We want to provide the best available, at the lowest prices available.

Pet Health Information

We believe in keeping people informed about general preventive pet health care and the (most affordable) options available to them as pet owners.

If you have any questions you’d like to get answered about general pet health information, specific vaccinations that your pet might need, or other questions about Low Cost Pet Vax, then feel free to contact us! We can provide everything from general pet health information to news about low cost pet vaccinations and health care in your area.

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A lot goes into keeping your pet healthy and happy, but it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg! Contact us to learn more about how to give your loved ones the attention and care they deserve.

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