Once a Year Cost – The Dog
October 2, 2009 9 Comments
So once a year I have to update my dog’s shots. Tomorrow is that day. I go to an at-cost clinic an hour away. It takes a little more time, but it is so worth the money. For a 5-in1 vaccine, rabies, bordetella, heart worm test, 6-month supply of heart worm prevention medicine and 6 months of flea and tick medicine it will run me $167. It would cost me just $150 for the vaccines at a veterinary hospital, plus the vet visit fee ($40 at the vet I sometimes go to in town), then the cost of the heart worm and flea and tick medicine on top of that – so I’m getting a pretty good deal.
Unfortunately it isn’t a small amount of money, but it is a once a year cost. Well, except for the heart worm and flea and tick medicine which I’ll need to get more of in six months.
I really need to start saving money every month so that this isn’t such a “shocker” of an expense next year. $20/month should do it, and then some.
Oh yes, and here is a picture of the cute pup a year ago today, just for the record.