When to Get Puppy Vaccinations and Why

How Much Do Puppy Vaccines Cost?

This depends on your area and veterinarian. Most core vaccine vet visits cost between $75-100. Depending on your clinic, each shot is about $15-20.

What if My Puppy Misses a Vaccination or Booster?

If you accidentally missed a booster or vaccination, don’t worry. Just get your puppy in as soon as possible for the vaccine to be effective.

Should I Vaccinate My Puppy If It is Sick or Has a Chronic Condition?

This is where you need to talk to your vet. Call your vet before bringing in your puppy. They will let you know the best path moving forward.

How Often Does My Dog Need a Booster?

After the initial vaccination as a puppy, you should have your dog get a booster every 1-3 years, depending on the vaccine.

How Much Do Puppy Shots Cost at PetSmart?

PetSmart works with Banfield Pet Hospital to provide the best care for your puppy. Their vaccination prices may vary depending on where you live:

  • DHP Vaccine: The DHP shots typically cost between $15-$30 per shot from PetSmart. The complete vaccination will cost between $60-$120.
  • Rabies Vaccine: The Rabies vaccine will cost about $15-$35 per shot from PetSmart.



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