Saturday, July 7, 2012

Keeping veterinary costs down

Veterinary expenses for a pet can be overwhelming. Even when your pet is healthy there are still vaccines, spay/neutering surgeries, and their yearly physical exam. Luckily, there are several ways to help keep the cost down without sacrificing your pet's health.

Vet Visits and Care

Banfield Pet Hospitals offers new patients a free first office visit and consultation. Banfield is located inside many PetSmart stores nationwide. Find a location near you using the widget on the right side bar.

VCA Animal Hospitals operate over 520 locations nationwide, serving over 41 states. They are currently offering new patients a free initial pet health exam. Simply fill out the form to receive your instant coupon to bring to your first appointment. Coupon is good for up to 2 pets per household. Dogs and cats only. Go here for locations.

The Humane Society provides a list of resources by state for those seeking assistance paying for veterinary care for their pets. Remember that each of these programs have different eligibility requirements, so be sure to check with each individual program to see if you qualify.


Luv My Pet offers low cost vaccines for dogs and cats. See their prices here. Clinics are held in Petco stores in 20 states, and are offered on weekends and some weekdays. Go here to find a location and clinic date near you.

Protect My Pet offers low cost vaccines for dogs and cats. See their prices and vaccine packages here. Clinics are held at Petco, Pet Supermarket, Tractor Supply Co., PetSense and independent stores located in Florida, Georgia, California, Arizona, New York, Colorado, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Hawaii. Go here to find a location near you.


ASPCA listing of low-cost spay/neuter programs in the U.S. Searchable database for all states. offers a searchable database of low-cost spay/neuter programs across the U.S.

Love That Cat ( has a page dedicated to low-cost spay/neuter programs. Includes addresses, phone numbers, and websites for programs all across the U.S. Click on your state to see what is available in your area.

1 comment:

Cherie K. Miller said...

Thank you for sharing such great cost saving tips for vet visits. I'd like to also add - have a son work at a vet and get discounts! That's how I can afford my four dogs.

I am dropping by on the blog hop today to share an inspiring story about a parrot rescue lady in Canada. Watch the video and I know you'll be inspired.

Have a great rest of the weekend with your fur-kid.