A vaccinated kitten or cat is protected against fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, ulcers, pneumonia, cancer and other symptoms of cat flu, feline infectious enteritis and possibly feline leukaemia virus. After surveying dozens of vets around the UK, I found that some vets are twice as expensive as other vets. What's the average of kitten vaccination?
According to a research, the average cost of a kitten vaccination course in the UK was £63.30 when feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is included to protect outdoor or social animals. If you and your vet decide that your feline doesn't need protection against FeLV then the kitten vaccination course would be around 18% cheaper, costing around £51.90.
A kitten vaccination course involves two sets of injections and protects against cat flu and feline infectious enteritis, plus the option of FeLV for outdoor cats, cats who stay in a cattery, etc. Kittens can get their first set of vaccinations around 9 weeks old and the second set of injections at around three months old. It actually varies with location, such as your country.
If you're taking your cat abroad, they'll need a rabies vaccine to return back to the UK. A rabies vaccine costs around £51 on average in the UK, but prices in our study ranged from £40 up to £60. Some vet practices offer a "pet passport" package which includes the rabies vaccine and costs around £125. Top tip: be sure your pet is microchipped before getting the rabies vaccine so that the vaccine can be properly traced and linked to your cat.
Compare prices at local vets before you book an appointment, because some vets charge twice the price of other vets.
Look into your vet's pet health club, which can potentially save you around 10% on vaccinations. See if you qualify for reduced-cost vaccines from a pet charity.
You may want to join your vet's Pet Health Club, if they have one. By joining a Pet Health Club, you essentially spread the cost of preventative care throughout the year via monthly payments, and if used to its full potential the club can secure you discounts around 10% to 15% on vaccinations.