Your pup will also need a rabies vaccination, which is usually around $15—20. (Some clinics include the cost of the rabies vaccination.) Often animal shelters charge less for vaccines — approximately $20 — or are even free.
A rabies vaccination will cost you anywhere from $15 to $20. Some animals shelters or low cost vaccination clinics will vaccinate your pet for $20 or free.
|Vaccines||DIN Number||Cost (per dose)|
|Rabies (Rabavert Or Imovax Rabies)||Rabavert 02267667 Imovax Rabies 01908286||$240 $240|
|Rotavirus (Rotateq or Rotarix)||Rotateq 02284413 Rotarix 02300591||$90|
|Tetanus and Diphtheria||00514462||$65|
ProHeart 6 is a heartworm prevention shot that lasts six months ($50 to $150 per six months), and ProHeart 12 is a shot that is given annually ($75 to $350 per year). It's generally recommended that heartworm medications be administered year-round to best prevent against these deadly parasites.
Bordetella ($16.50) – Commonly called “kennel cough,” Bordetella is an extremely contagious upper respiratory infection. Lepto ($16.95) – This vaccine protects against the bacterial infection leptospirosis. Animals are at risk if they frequent areas that are near bodies of water.
Rabies vaccines can be painful and the immunoglobulin administration can involve a lot of needles at one time for the patient. The patient also has to come back at specific times to abide by the vaccination schedule, which can become quite expensive and inconvenient.
Booster shots are recommended to be updated annually at pet wellness exams. Rabies – This vaccine is also a core vaccination for kittens. The initial vaccine is first administered between 12 and 16 weeks of age. A booster shot is necessary after 1 year, then typically every 3 years following that.
Dogs, Cats and Ferrets: Aseptically administer 1 mL subcutaneously. Dogs may be vaccinated intramuscularly or subcutaneously. Cattle and Sheep: Aseptically administer 2 mL intramuscularly. Precautions: Store at 2°–8°C.
Bordetella Vaccine Cost: Affordable for Pet Owners! The good news is the Bordetella vaccination is very affordable. It costs approximately $10 to $15 for a one-time vaccination or $20 to $30 for two vaccinations.
The first booster shot is needed after one year, and subsequent boosters typically every three years.
The needle gauge for intramuscular injection is 22-25 gauge.
|Age group||Needle length||Injection site|
|Children (birth-18 years)|
|Children, 3-10 years||5/8(b)-1 inch (16-25 mm)||Deltoid muscle of arm(c)|
|1-1.25 inches (25-32 mm)||Anterolateral thigh|
|Children, 11-18 years||5/8(b)-1 inch (16-25 mm)||Deltoid muscle of arm(c)|
A regimen of four 1-mL doses of HDCV or PCEC vaccines should be administered intramuscularly to previously unvaccinated persons. The first dose of the four-dose course should be administered as soon as possible after exposure.
Start with simplified vaccine antigens, then build gradually until they are old enough (and big enough) to handle the combination vaccines. The ideal start weight to begin vaccination is over one pound but that can be seven to eight weeks and a little too late for Parvo.