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How Much Do Puppy Shots Cost?

 
 average costFirst 6-8 Weeks: $95-$175 
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Healthy puppies generally require a series of shots starting around 6-8 weeks of age. The typical vaccines include protection against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis. Puppies must also receive a rabies vaccination, which is a legal requirement in many states.

Typical costs:

  • The initial puppy shots -- often a combo shot for both parvovirus and distemper -- typically cost about $15-$30 per round, with three to four rounds of shots required starting at about 6-8 weeks of age, with boosters being given every two-three weeks thereafter. The total cost for the series is typically $60-$120. For example, the Arizona Humane Society[1] charges $19 for each booster shot.
  • Rabies shots are given annually to dogs and typically cost $15-$35. For example, the Animal Health Center[2] , in New Hampshire, charges $20 for the annual vaccination.
  • Shots for bordetella, often called kennel cough, are recommended for those who visit dog parks of who board their puppies. Bordetella vaccines are generally given twice to puppies and cost about $20 per shot. VIP Pet Care[3] charges $19 for each Bordetella vaccine.
What should be included:
  • Puppy vaccinations should include a series of injections administered by a trained veterinary professional.
Additional costs:
  • Many veterinarians charge for the cost of an office visit when administering vaccinations. An office visit usually costs $30-$60, depending on the physician.
Discounts:
  • Low-cost veterinary clinics offer discounted packages for annual vaccinations. Visiting a low-cost clinic often saves the cost of having to pay for an office visit in addition to the cost of the vaccines.
  • Some veterinary clinics offer discounts on packages of shots. For example, Vetco (part of PetCo locations), offers a package of three rounds of puppy shots[4] for $153.
  • Pet owners can sign up their pets for insurance plans that reduce the cost of vaccinations. For example, VPI pet insurance plans[5] cost $10-$35 depending on the size of the dog and the coverage.
Shopping for puppy shots:
  • The ASPCA provides a list of answers to frequently asked questions about vaccines[6] and what to look for when selecting a vet[7] . State veterinary medicine association typically offer tools for finding a vet. For example, the California Veterinary Medical Association offers a state vet finder[8] .
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association provides a list[9] of which states require dogs to have rabies vaccinations.
  • PetSmart[10] offers a timeline of which shots are recommended for puppies and when.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Obnoxious Cost for Vaccines
Amount: $180.00
Posted by: Kay16 in Falls Church, VA.Posted: April 5th, 2018 07:04PM
Vet or Store: Falls Church Animal HospitalShots: DHPP with Lepto, Bordatella, Fecal Test
I paid an obscene almost $200 for two shots and a fecal test, when in Texas the local vet charged me $15 for the first round. Avoid at all costs. I wish someone had told me ahead of time.
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Puppy shots expensive
Amount: $105.00
Posted by: [email protected] in Arvada, CO.Posted: March 5th, 2018 02:03AM
Vet or Store: Fefferson Animal clinicShots: 2nd round puppy shots
They offer a package deal for over $800 for first year, spay, and chip.
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Vetco
Amount: $64.00
Posted by: Emilyeast48 in Newberg, OR.Posted: August 2nd, 2017 12:08AM
Vet or Store: PetCoShots: Distemper/ Parvo, Bordetella, Lepto
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Puppy shots
Amount: $40.00
Posted by: Shihtzu in Gadsden, AL.Posted: June 29th, 2016 11:06AM
Vet or Store: Isbell pet clinicShots: First set of puppy shots and dewormer
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Puppy Vaccines
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: chocolate lab in MInneapolis, MN.Posted: September 30th, 2015 03:09PM
Vet or Store: Keller Lake Animal HospitalShots: DA2P/Parvo/Lyme/Lepto
$27 for Parvo, $31 for Lyme, $25 for Lepto, Fecal Exam $28, $67 for Dr. exam every time you visit the clinic. I feel like this a little over priced.
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Low Cost Vaccine Clinic
Amount: $38.00
Posted by: CiCi Elle in Tampa, FL.Posted: February 24th, 2015 01:02PM
Vet or Store: Evening pet ClinicShots: Rabies,DHPP, Bord, and Fecal
$38 for first set of puppy shots... not bad! I got insurance at http://bestpetinsuranceforcats.com for any accidents or illness in the future. :)
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External Resources:
  1.  www.azhumane.org/our-services/veterinary-services/vaccinate-your-pet/
  2.  www.animalhealthcenternh.com/site/view/175719_SERVICES.pml
  3.  happypet.com/mobile
  4.  www.vetcoclinics.com/services-and-clinics/vaccination-packages-and-prices/?state=CA
  5.  www.petinsurance.com/plans-and-coverage/dog-insurance.aspx
  6.  www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/vaccinations
  7.  www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/find-right-vet
  8.  www.cvma.net/4DCGI/directory/findvet/person.html?MenuKey=5
  9.  www.avma.org/Advocacy/StateAndLocal/Pages/rabies-vaccination.aspx
  10.  pets.petsmart.com/guides/puppy-center/healthcare/puppy-shots.shtml
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