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New kitten vaccinations - how much will it cost?

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Mycathasnoears Mon 12-Nov-12 09:48:07

I am thinking of getting a kitten but it is sometime since I last had a cat.

How much will it cost me for the initial vaccinations and spaying etc. I need to know if we can afford it.


chickydoo Mon 12-Nov-12 09:53:50

Not 100% sure as my cats were spayed a few years back but...
Approximately £80-£120 spaying ( I think)
Annual jabs for 2 cats cost me £100
Flea stuff monthly £6.00
Worming every 6 months £12.00
Food for 2 cats £15 a week ( for both)
Litter £2.00 a week
Insurance £23 a month with Tesco ( 2 cats)

cozietoesie Mon 12-Nov-12 10:00:22

You might contact your preferred local vet and ask if they have a Pet Plan, Mycathasnoears. Many do - and they'll often include all the things you need (including insurance) for years to come. Then you can spread the cost with a regular monthly payment.

The costs are usually reasonable - and certainly predictable. One of the vet contributors to this board mentioned that her practice actually lost some money on their Pet Plan but they liked it because it was better for the animals. (You could probably find her exact quote if you searched.)


XBenedict Mon 12-Nov-12 10:02:37

We have a new kitten. Her vaccinations, initial worming and flea treatment cost about £40 (that was with the feline leukaemia one). Her spaying op cost about £80.

cozietoesie Mon 12-Nov-12 10:07:03

Sorry - I was being lazy. (Smack hand) Here's the quote.

^Most of these schemes actual represent a discount over pay as you go whilst allowing you the security of budgetting a monthly amount.

I'm a vet and the reason we have it in our practice is to help people to pay for the things they want to do so vacciantions, micorchipping, monthly flea and regular worm treatment.

I am acutally worse of by running this scheme that if everyone paid as they went, but I see it as a way of making my client's lives easier.

Yes our flea and worm treatments are more expensive than over the counter products, mainly as they are newer and often more effective treatments. Though I personnally prefer seresto for fleas and ticks which works out cheaper than any over the counter product.^

cozietoesie Mon 12-Nov-12 10:07:56

Pretend that was in quotes, eh?


<goes for more caffeine>

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 12-Nov-12 10:10:27

If you get a rescue kitten it will already be jabbed, chipped and neutered.

I think shelters ask for a £50ish donation but I expect that varies.

Mycathasnoears Mon 12-Nov-12 10:22:42

Thanks for all that information. I am off to call the vet and I think we should be able to manage it. I think I may set up a cat savings account to pay for treatment and vaccinations but will look at a pet plan too as that sounds like a really good idea.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 12-Nov-12 12:02:36

Thank you Cozietoes for quoting me. I have spent this morning pricing the plan for next year and it will still represent a 5% discount over pay as you go and is protected from price rises for 12 months.

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