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Please see descriptions below our prices for a short explanation of what each vaccination is for. We’re also more than happy to walk you through each vaccination and discuss what affordable pet vaccinations plan works best for you and your pets.
*Price Schedule as of 4/1/2017. Prices are subject to change..
Dog Vaccinations Individual Prices
Questions about what affordable pet vaccinations your dog needs? Check out our dog vaccination guide here!
$10 – Rabies/Rabia
$22 – DHPP (Distemper/Parvovirus Combo)/(Moquillo/Parvovirus Combo)
$10 – Leptospirosis (Recommended)
$14 – Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
$25 – Heartworm Test
ProHeart 6 Injectable (6 months):
<25lbs – $25 26-50lbs – $35 51-75lbs – $45 76-100lbs – $55
Iverheart Plus (Oral) (6 months):
<25lbs – $25 26-50lbs – $35 50+lbs – $45
*Heartworm test is required every year to prescribe heartworm prevention
Dog Vaccination Packages
$45 – GOOD – Just Vax (Rabies, Dhpp, Bordetella)
$55 – BETTER – Just Vax Plus (Includes Leptospirosis)
$65 – BETTER – Dog Yearly (Just Vax & Heartworm Test)
$75 – BEST – Dog Yearly Complete (Just Vax Plus & Heartworm Test)
Puppy Packages – Starting at 8 weeks
Not sure which package your puppy needs? Visit our puppy vaccination guide here (and feel free to contact us with any questions!).
$32 – Puppy #1 (DHPP, deworm, & Heartworm prevention)
$50 – Puppy #2 (Puppy #1 plus Bordetella and Leptospirosis)
$50 – Puppy #3 (Rabies, DHPP, Lepto , deworm and Heartworm Prevention)*
*please note if dog has not received Puppy #2 from us, we may need to give the Bordetella vaccine with Puppy #3.
Cat Individual Prices
$10 – Rabies
$18 – FVRCP Combo
$20 – Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
Cat and Kitten Packages – Starting at 8 weeks
$40 – BEST VALUE – Cat Yearly – (Rabies,FVRCP, FeLV)
$23 – Kitten #1 – (FVRCP, deworm)
$40 – Kitten #2 (FVRCP, FeLV, deworm)
$45 – Kitten #3 (Rabies, FVRCP, FeLV, deworm)
Flea and Tick
Bravecto Flea and Tick Pill- Flea protection for 3 months and Tick control for 2 months – Effective and Easy All sizes – $49/each ***Get a $15 Rebate When You Order!***
Activyl Flea Treatment – Monthly topical for fleas– Very effective, safe and inexpensive All sizes – $12/dose
Activyl Plus Flea and Tick Treatment – Monthly Topical for Fleas & Ticks –Adds tick prevention All sizes – $14/dose
$25 – Microchip
$14 – Toe Nail Trim
$20/$30 – Tapeworm Injection – <20 lbs/ >20 lbs
We sell many other products that we do not carry on site but can order and deliver by mail. Please ask for pricing!
What Affordable Pet Vaccinations Does My Pet Need?
If your pet has not had vaccinations in at least a year, then what we normally recommend is getting our full annual package ($75 with leptospirosis included for dogs, or $40 for cats). We also recommend purchasing heartworm preventative.
Depending on your pet’s environment and other risk factors, we can break that down into whatever plan fits you and your loved ones.
Stay informed about the risks your pets face and the affordable pet vaccinations they need to stay safe. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 817-282-1000, email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org, drop a message on Facebook (facebook.com/lowcostpetvax), or just stop by one of our affordable pet vaccination clinics (no appointment required!). We’re always happy to help!
While rabies is not frequently seen in domestic animals in the United States, immunization for rabies in dogs and cats is required by law in every US state. Rabies has always been a problem in the south, especially in Texas, which accounted for about 20% of rabid dogs in 2014.
Raccoons, bats, foxes, and skunks are the biggest carrier of rabies, all of which are either prevalent or present in Texas.
Rabies vaccinations can be labeled for 1-year or 3-year prevention. Local legislation can require that pets be vaccinated annually, but there are no laws requiring 3-year over 1-year immunization.
Low Cost Pet Vax administers 1-year vaccinations only, which we are able to use across the country.
DHPP, also known as the canine distemper parvo vaccination, is the most common combination vaccine given to dogs. The initials stand for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Parainfluenza.
The most important diseases that the vaccination immunizes against are Distemper and Parvo. Both are common and deadly diseases, and especially in the southern states and other areas across the US.
Distemper: Canine distemper is a very contagious disease caused by a virus and spread by airborne (coughing, sneezing) and contact transmission. It is often fatal and there is no cure. Puppies and unvaccinated dogs are at the highest risk, and can catch the disease when they are exposed to other infected dogs or their respiratory secretions (such as from sneezing or coughing). Canine distemper can be contracted by many mammals, such as foxes and raccoons, and actually resulted in the deaths of lions, tigers and other big cats in a Dallas wild animal sanctuary just a couple of years ago. Fortunately, this disease is extremely preventable – all it takes is regular vaccinations, starting when puppies hit around 6 to 8 weeks of age.
Parvo: Texas is one of the four states that struggle the most with the deadly parvo virus. Parvo is spread when unvaccinated dogs come into contact with feces or vomit from infected dogs, which can even contaminate soil for long periods of time. Due to the contagiousness and nature of the virus, parvo usually shows up in outbreaks (such as an outbreak in 2015 that killed dogs in Northwest Texas or a 2016 outbreak in Central Texas). Dog shelters will typically euthanize pets that are positive for parvo, just because of the risk of having it spread through the facility. It’s costly and difficult to treat, but vaccines are highly effective and will protect your dog affordably and safely.
Hepatitis & Parainfluenza: The other two diseases that DHPP immunizes against are not as common, but still pose a threat. Hepatitis is an acute liver infection which while hepatitis is not as serious as distemper and parvo; and Parainfluenza is a cause of Kennel Cough.
Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is the canine version of the common cold. Many groomers and kennels require that dogs be vaccinated, as it’s highly contagious and can quickly spread wherever dogs congregate. Pets can also be exposed to Bordetella at dog parks, doggie daycares, or even the vet’s office.
Bordetella usually results in symptoms such as mild coughing and sneezing, a mild fever, and discharges from pets’ nose and eyes. Bordetella can also develop into pneumonia in severe cases, usually in puppies, old dogs or dogs whose immune systems may be weakened from stress, disease, or poor nutrition.
We vaccinate for Bordetella in our annual packages. Especially if your dog regularly boards at boarding kennels or goes to the groomer, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated every 6 months to prevent the disease.
Heartworm Test and Prevention
Heartworm disease, spread by the bite of infected mosquitos, is a big problem in Texas, which is one of the few states where heartworm can be a problem year round. Heartworm is a difficult and expensive disease to treat, but it’s relatively simple to prevent.
Before getting heartworm preventative medication for your dog, we recommend getting a heartworm test. The heartworm test will check if your already has Heartworm Disease, heartworms currently present in your dog. We can perform the test on-site after drawing a small amount of blood. This test can tell us whether or not your dog has adult heartworms, however, the test cannot detect the immature stages of the heartworm.
It takes a minimum of 6 months for heartworms to reach the adult stage and thus be detectable. Therefore we recommend getting a second heartworm test again 6 months later if your dog has been off preventative for a long period of time, especially if he or she has been exposed to mosquitoes.
If your dog tests as negative for heartworm, we can provide Proheart 6, a heartworm preventative injectable, or Iverheart Plus, a heartworm preventative in the form of monthly tablets, on-site. We also have many other heartworm preventative options available that we can ship to your address if they better fit your needs.
If your dog tests positive for heartworms, then we highly recommend going to and being treated at a traditional veterinary clinic. At this time we don’t treat heartworms, but we can go over your options and provide you with information about treatment. Some dogs are at more risk than others, and dogs can sometimes live for years without showing signs of heartworms, but in nearly all cases heartworms will prove to be fatal within a couple years. You can find more information about heartworms here.
(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 who many cause damage.)
While Texas has little history of leptospirosis, unfortunately, it is starting to make a resurgence in urban and suburban areas, largely from carriers such as rats, mice, and raccoons.
Lepto is a fatal disease spread when dogs are exposed to water infected by carrier urine. It’s been largely associated with country dogs, as they’ve traditionally been exposed to it near standing bodies of water in places with lots of rural wildlife.
Rats and mice have brought lepto into the suburbs, and we highly recommend that you vaccinate against it if you have any of the typical suburban critters in your area.
While rare, lepto is usually deadly and unless the disease is caught early, fatal. It’s also one of the few diseases that humans can catch, and if untreated can result in death.
Canine influenza is a contagious respiratory infection in dogs emerging in the US. It’s a relatively new virus, meaning that nearly all dogs will get sick from exposure with no natural immunity.
Dogs are most at risk if they’re around a lot of other dogs. Doggie day cares, dog parks, groomers, or kennels can all be infection hot spots.
The disease has a low mortality rate, and is uncommon, but still a risk especially for racing and show dogs. The vaccination is usually recommended for dogs that are at high-risk and in areas where there is likely to be or has been an outbreak.
We mainly recommend deworming for puppies, as it’s not much of a problem in older dogs (unless you are seeing some significant signs that hookworms or roundworms are definitely there).
Nearly all puppies have worms, usually transferred either from their mother’s milk or while they’re still in the womb. Deworming is a simple and painless treatment that can prevent some serious issues caused by hookworms and roundworms.
We provide dewormer in our standard puppy packages.
Tapeworms are less common than hookworms and roundworms, but far more visible. If you’ve ever seen what looks like small grains of rice in your dog’s fecal matter, then your dog has tapeworms.
While tapeworms can be gross, they won’t harm your dog other than possibly causing some mild irritation to your dog’s rear end.
However, if you’d like to get rid of the irritant, then a one-time injection treats them simply and effectively.
Puppies are in more danger, and if you suspect that they have tapeworms it’s important to treat as soon as possible.
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