A Notice from Our Vets
Thank you for making sure your pet is protected from the most serious diseases by getting him/her vaccinated. Please understand that this visit is for vaccines only and does not take the place of a regular yearly wellness exam for your beloved pet. We strongly recommended that you have your pet checked at your regular veterinarian once a year. While many people view this as an unnecessary expense, it can be something that could save your pets life! Veterinarians have the ability to find small issues on your pet during a full physical exam that can be corrected or cured early. Your Veterinarian is the best source of information and advice on how to deal with issues surrounding the health and well-being of your pet. Please make sure that, even though the basic vaccines have been given to your pet at this clinic, you make a yearly appointment with your veterinarian to have a general physical exam done. The expense of a basic yearly exam is worth it in ways many do not even think of.
The Veterinarians at The Pet Pantry of Lancaster County
Information, Services, and Price List
We will be holding a regular vaccine clinic at our main facility (usually the first Saturday of the month), 26 Millersville Road, Lancaster, to offer core vaccinations at an affordable rate so that pets can be better protected against illnesses. This is NOT a replacement for a Wellness Exam with your regular veterinarian.
To participate please go to our appointment page on our website. You will be able to create an appointment and pick a time slot. Anyone without an appointment WILL NOT be seen.
When you schedule your pet for an appointment, you will be asked for a $20 non-refundable deposit to hold your appointment. The non-refundable deposit must be made at the time you schedule. No exceptions will be made. The $20 will go toward the cost of the procedure that day.
Sorry, we are not able to carry deposits to reschedule for vaccination clinics. A new deposit will need to be collected if your need to reschedule.
Please note that you can add on additional services such as microchipping or additional vaccinations at the time of your actual appointment. They will be an additional charge, but do not need to be noted or decided upon at the time of scheduling.
Please pay attention to your appointment times and be sure to be punctual. If you are bringing multiple pets, each pet MUST have their own appointment slot.
All dogs MUST be on leashes and all cats MUST be in carriers.
Vaccine Prices are as follows:
Dog Vaccinations & Services
Distemper (DHPP) - $20.00
Rabies - $20.00
Bordetella - $20.00
Lyme Vaccine - $30.00
Lepto Vaccine - $25.00
Home Again Microchip - $26.50
Bravecto - $47.00
Credelio - $18.00
Cat Vaccinations & Services
Distemper (FVRCP) - $20.00
Home Again Microchip - $26.50
Bravecto - $47.00
Catego - $12.00
Information About The Vaccines We Offer
- Pennsylvania law requires that dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies by 3 months of age and vaccination must be kept up to date.
- The World Health Organization indicates that elimination of the spread of rabies through canines would, at minimum, require 70% coverage along with other practices. Studies indicate that only 54% of dogs are currently vaccinated in the United States.
- In 2011 reports showed that Pennsylvania had the highest number of domestic animals contracting rabies in the United States.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, rabies is associated with the highest case fatality rate of any infectious disease is humans. Once clinical signs of the disease develop, there is no proven effective medical treatment. Preventing this disease from spreading to humans requires the vaccination of pets that might come into contact with wildlife infected with the disease and spreading it to other pets or humans.
Feline/Cat-FVRCP (Feline Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia)
- Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus (FRV)
- Is also known as a Herpes Virus
- Cats infected with FRV are life-long carriers and can shed the virus intermittently, especially when stressed.
- Causes severe upper respiratory disease and can cause eye disease that can lead to eye rupture and blindness
- Feline Calici Virus (FCV)
- Causes severe respiratory disease, often with painful ulcers in the mouth.
- Is resistant to many cleaners and disinfectants and can survive in the contaminated environment for several months
- Cats infected with FCV can shed the virus for months to years and can develop chronic oral and dental disease
- Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV)
- Also called Feline Distemper Virus, is caused by a virus similar to one that causes Parvovirus in dogs.
- Causes severe diarrhea which can lead to shock and death. Other symptoms include upper respiratory infections, seizures, and sudden death.
- Is spread through contact with infected cats and their environment
- Cats that do survive can shed the virus for several weeks. Environments contaminated with the Panleukopenia Virus remain so for up to one year.
- FPV is resistant to many cleaners and disinfectants
Canine Distemper (DA2PP) (Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
- Adenovirus Type 2
- is related to the hepatitis virus and is known as one of the causes of kennel cough.
- The virus can be easily spread through contact with infected animals in boarding kennels, dog parks, doggie daycare, rescues, and anywhere dogs interact.
- is a highly contagious respiratory illness and another known cause of kennel cough.
- Like Adenovirus Type 2, the virus can be spread anywhere dogs interact. Parainfluenza can spread rapidly through the air without direct contact.
- Causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and can quickly lead to shock and death
- Dogs that survive can shed the virus for weeks after recovery
- Parvovirus is spread by contact with contaminated feces or licking the coat of an infected dog. Sharing the environment with an infected dog can result in contamination as well.
- Parvovirus is resistent to many cleaners and disinfectants.
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