Do your own Vaccines

by Martha Payne
(Wichita, KS, USA)

Go to the farmer's market or online and buy your pet's vaccines, along with needles, and do it yourself. Saves tons of money.

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Oct 12, 2011
Be Careful! Do Not Do Own Cat Vaccines
by: Kerrie

I DO NOT recommend this. No, I am not a vet, but I am a laboratory technician. Unless you have experience injecting people/animals, I do not recommend doing it on your own. Complications are rare for people who are experienced, but if you do not know what you are doing, you could cause an abscess or infection. With yearly exams, vets will also do a full body checkup just to make sure everything is good with you dog (and if your vet doesn't include this with their yearly vaccines, find one who does).

My philosophy is, if you aren't willing to spend money on even the annual vaccine/check-up of a pet(s), then you shouldn't own them. What are you going to do if your financial situation suddenly turns worse? May sound harsh, but I foster rescue dogs, and rescue takes in countless numbers of animals from shelters who were turned in by owners who couldn't afford even basic upkeep because they lost their job. And many of these animals have health issues that went unnoticed by the owner that cost us a lot to treat (inner ear infections, heartworm, lymes disease etc)

If you love your pet, you will set aside a bit of money just for him/her each month in your emergency funds like you would yourself and your children. Don't waste money on pet gimmicks, but DO invest in checkups.

Nov 10, 2010
by: Anonymous

i have a 11 week old kitten and she needs to be vaccined. How much does it cost?

Jul 29, 2009
what stuff for cats
by: hypatia

for cats, what would i buy for their shots, know nothing about it...tks

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