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How Much Does a Dog Teeth Cleaning Cost?

 average costMedium: $70-$350 
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Regular teeth cleaning at a veterinarian's office -- along with brushing the teeth at home between cleanings -- helps prevent gum disease, which can prevent major health problems such as heart and kidney disease. As in humans, oral health in dogs is linked to overall health.

Typical costs:

  • A dog teeth cleaning typically costs between $70 and $350, depending on whether pre-anesthetic bloodwork is done as well as the difficulty of the job, including the amount of build-up on the teeth and under the gumline and whether periodontal disease is present.
  • The average claims amount submitted for dog teeth cleaning by Veterinary Pet Insurance policyholders is $292.
  • Daily brushing with dog toothpaste, which veterinarians recommend in addition to regular cleanings, costs about $30 to $60 or per year, depending on the size of the dog.[1] offers a guide to brushing a dog's teeth. An alternative is Oravet[2] , a plaque-fighting gel that is painted on the dog's teeth weekly.
Related articles: Dog Grooming, Dog Vaccination, Owning a Dog, Dog Spay or Neuter, Dog Kennel, Dog Flea Control

What should be included:
  • After examining the dog's teeth and administering anesthesia, the veterinarian removes tartar and plaque and smoothes the surfaces of the roots. If necessary, diseased gum tissue is removed. Then, the veterinarian polishes the teeth and rinses the mouth.
  • A fluoride treatment, which is sometimes included, can help minimize discomfort and harden enamel.
  • The veterinarian keeps a detailed chart of the dog's tooth problems -- such as missing, loose or fractured teeth and periodontal disease -- and procedures performed. Follow-up recommendations also should be provided.
  •[3] offers a step-by-step look and photos of the process.
Additional costs:
  • If the dog has advanced periodontal diseases, deep scaling and even surgery might be required.[4] has answers about periodontal disease. Early stage disease may require only a thorough cleaning, but late-stage surgery or extractions can cost $1,000 or more.
  • Some foods and treats can help to control plaque and tartar, which could help save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, if they are part of an overall plan that prevents periodontal disease. Dental diets cost about $30 for a 30-pound bag, or about $250 per year to feed a moderately active medium-sized dog. Treats can cost about $50 to $100 or more per year, depending on the type and frequency of use. The Veterinary Oral Health Council[5] provides a list of approved products.
Shopping for a dog teeth cleaning:
  • Any veterinarian can perform a teeth cleaning, but veterinary dentists are specialists. The American Veterinary Dental College[6] lists veterinary dentists by state.
  • Tip: Start regular exams, cleanings and brushing early in the dog's life.[7] offers a pet dental care guide.
  •[8] has a primer on the types and safety of pet anesthesia.
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Dog Teeth Cleaning
Amount: $80.00
Posted by: Old cat juggler in , CO.Posted: September 5th, 2014 01:09PM
Breed: allVet:
Rescues usually require contracts that clearly spell out your responsibility for the animals wellbeing after adoption, NOT the other way around- cats and dogs are not under warranty. "Rescuing" any animal into a life of dirt-cheap treatment and neglect is animal abuse; neglecting care until problems create more expensive, even life-threatening complications, does not shift the responsibility onto the treating doctor (veterinarians attend a four-year medical program, not some six-week tech school).
I just retired from the field, luckily in an area where income and education levels can sustain quality treatment of animals; for the reader, cleaning w/o anesthesia is marginal at best, and with anesthesia competent dentistry is a huge bargain if its under $750. Subsidized shelters compromise local vets business, because people take advantage of cheap services offset by donations. Spays do not "cost" $15.
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Deep cleaning and extractions
Amount: $90.00
Posted by: Cocoa's Mom - Phyllis Rios in Lawrenceville, GA.Posted: August 23rd, 2014 01:08PM
Breed: ChihuahuaVet: Society of Humane Friends of Gwinnett Co
When we got our 4-year baby from someone she had horrible breath and our vet recommended a deep cleaning for $175. I checked around and the SOHFGA did the same procedure for $80. So I had them do it at the same time we had her spayed. They did an excellent job of cleaning and polishing her teeth. She has about 7 side teeth that had to be extracted due to periodontal disease, but they did not charge anything extra. The price included also a 10 day antibiotic. I paid only $10 more for a pain and anti-inflammatory shot for her. I was extremely please with the results and the price. It was August 2014 (not 2012).
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Quote at Veterinary "teaching" hospital
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: N. Stevens in Fort Collins, CO.Posted: July 22nd, 2014 02:07PM
Breed: Italian GreyhoundVet:
This the quote from CSU vet hospital for cleaning and extraction including blood work and anesthesia. I thought University teaching hospitals, being somewhat tax-payer supported would have a competitive price, at least less than the private sector-Nope! What are they "teaching the students? To gauge customers?
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16yr old mini poodle
Amount: $260.00
Posted by: Animallover in Virginia Beach, VA.Posted: April 24th, 2014 09:04PM
Breed: Mini poodleVet: Virginia Beach SPCA
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It\'s a racket.
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Fred777 in Richomd, VA.Posted: August 26th, 2013 10:08AM
Never growing up 70s and 80s did we clean our dog's teeth and they all lived 13+ years. It's just a way for vets to extract money from you.
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Dog Teeth Extractions/Cleaning
Amount: $1,400.00
Posted by: CJ in New York, NY.Posted: August 16th, 2013 09:08AM
Breed: PomeranianVet:
Had 9 teeth extracted, plus some tests aside from bloodwork that probably were not absolutely necessary (dog is 9 years old). NYC vets are way overpriced (and I don't live in Manhattan).
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Dog teeth cleaning and extractions
Amount: $1,100.00
Posted by: M Sparks in atascadero, CA.Posted: August 5th, 2013 01:08PM
Breed: chi/jackVet: aaronian
Small 13 year old dog, Chihuahua/jack mix. Terrible breath. Ongoing problem with teeth. This time extensive cleaning and about 10 extractions. Vet swears that I will see a new dog in about a week or two. All that infection and pus and inflammation will be gone and he will live a long healthy life
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Dog Teeth Cleaning
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Joey-D in madison, WI.Posted: April 9th, 2013 07:04AM
Breed: Daschund & BeagleVet: Banfield
I am set up with a plan that covers one teeth cleaning per year. I pay 32/month which is about 384 annually, but also covers all necessary shots(rabies, distemper, etc...)
The blood work is all covered, but anything above normal is extra. My dog is older so it is $25 for per-anethetic and tooth extractions are expensive. A premolar was quoted at 214 to remove, but we chose to cover it with an antibiotic gel for now since it wasn't extremley bad.($60)Since I am getting a cleaning every year, I can anticipate it for next year. He has had 22 teeth removed before, and the smaller/less important chewing teeth were 20-30 to remove each. some were $60.
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Amount: $820.00
Posted by: Love my baby in West bloomfield, MI.Posted: April 2nd, 2013 10:04PM
Breed: BrusselsGriffonVet:
My 9pounds 6 years old guy had 6 teeth removed and cleaning It is so over priced .they sad he was in pain and they had to give him more anesthetic Is an it strange, don't they now how much they should give from the beginning, so dog does not fill pain?And they do not charge so much ?My friend paid for her little dog cleaning and 7 teeth extraction $500 month ago .
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Teeth Cleaning
Amount: $286.53
Posted by: Mom2Daisy in Greencastle, PA.Posted: March 11th, 2013 06:03PM
Breed: Mixed Border CollieVet: Greencastle Veterinary Hosp.(D. Oliver)
March 2013_Waived the $83 pre-surgery bloodwork; Sedatives, pain killer, anesthesia inhalant:$125; Clean/polish: $77; Hospitalization: $29; Oravet:$56; Clindamycin for home $10. Dropped off a.m. and picked up p.m. Dog is whining, breathing coarse. Vet in Wisconsin charged ~$120 so must not have used so many drugs.
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cleaning, xrays& 1extraction
Amount: $513.00
Posted by: Mabel in North Royalton, OH.Posted: February 17th, 2013 04:02AM
Breed: Spanish water dogVet: N. Royalton Animal Hospital
Estimate is for $513 and $767 on the high side if they have to extract more than one tooth. This includes blood work before hand, heart monitoring by a specialist through out, medicine for after.rnThey seem to include a lot of extra charges and I thought it was very high until I looked on here. Think I will still shop around
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Cleaning with Iso
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: Pomeranian lover in Lindale, TX.Posted: January 30th, 2013 10:01PM
Breed: PomeranianVet: Renee Smith
Dental cleaning, Isoflurane anesthesia, used a Bairhugger under him for warmth. She takes excellent care of my dogs and is very personable.
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Teeth cleaning w anesthesia
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Doglover in Dallas, TX.Posted: November 4th, 2012 09:11AM
Breed: ShihtzuVet:
I have my 4 year old on a wellness plan at Petsmart! They have a vet office there called bandied. The wellness plan is roughly 33$ a month for 12 months. It includes all shots,heart worm testing and two comprehensive exams every year, and free office visits. It includes one dental cleaning a year. I take we at 7am once a year they clean her teeth I pick her up around four and pay nothing out of pocket because I pay 33$ a month. Only thing I ever pay for besides monthly is her heartworm shot that cost 35 dollars and I get it done every six months! And if you ever need medicine if here sick you pay that out of pocket and its discounted for bein on a wellness plan! They're a great and treats my dogs like their own!!
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Teeth Cleaning with being put under.. Surprised Cost
Amount: $160.00
Posted by: MomofCoho in Burlington, WA.Posted: October 19th, 2012 08:10AM
Breed: Jack Russell MixVet: Chuckanut Vet in Burlington, WA
I took my dog Coho in and he is only about 3. They said he was already showing signs of dental disease. I have had other dogs and always lag on the dental cleaning. With this dog I promised I would not do that anymore because it leads to other issues like organ failure, teeth extractions, etc. They gave me a estimate at 285. I took him in vet prior for ring worm he picked up at dog park. They said if I get his blood drawn that day they would take 10$ off my bloodwork. If i booked my teeth in the next 30 days I would have 30 dollars off!! I didn't even come in with the intentions to do that so i booked it. I don't know how it went from 285 to 160 but I was amazed! They did a great job! They were voted the best vet in Burlington. The vet I visisted previously quoted me 480. I wasn't happy with them because he said it wasn't ring worm. I decided to go with the vet who actually did tests and found Coho's problem and thought they would be good to get a estimate for teeth and I am glad I did
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Teeth cleaning
Amount: $530.00
Posted by: Jacob F in Jersey City, NJ.Posted: May 22nd, 2012 07:05PM
Breed: Jack RussellVet:
Took my 5-year old Jack Russell to get her teeth cleaned today. The cost is apparently driven up by the cost of the anesthesia and by the several antibiotics prescriptions.

The bill originally presented to me was about $630. I had prepared myself for high costs, but this was higher than I had anticipated. I decided to forego the pre-procedure blood work to save $100. Another thing I could have cut but didn't was an IV with fluids during he procedure. As I recall, the vet tech explained that this would insure that my dog's blood pressure would not fluctuate much during the procedure. I was concerned and so I ended up paying for that.

Afterwords, I was worried that I had perhaps overpaid. I had stupidly not comparison-whopped beforehand. But seeing the coats that others are paying, it appears that any overpayment was minimal.

In the future however, I really need to check out the ASPCA or other low cost alternative as these bills are hitting me hard.
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dental cleaning and resultant asthma
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: TootFB in Memphis, TN.Posted: April 27th, 2012 11:04AM
Breed: WestieVet: don't want to say
My Westie, who is 12 and is blind from SARDS, developed asthma immediately after a dental procedure, and I was told by one of the vets that this is an occasional complication of a cleaning. Now she is on prednisone and doxycycline. Does anyone know how often this occurs?
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Teeth Cleaning, Anesthesia, Antibotics, 2 Extractions, etc.
Amount: $407.00
Posted by: a user in St. Louis, MO.Posted: April 23rd, 2012 08:04PM
Breed: beagle mixVet:
My dog is 10,and got hers done today. This included pre-surgery blood work-up. IVs, anesthesia, and injections of: propofol, morphine, and a couple others. Also brought home 6 pills (antibiotics) to give one daily. The regular price was $817, but she gave us a major discount (without us even asking) for being long time customers.
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Teeth Cleaning
Amount: $156.00
Posted by: Leesa Jones in Midland, MI.Posted: March 4th, 2012 06:03PM
Breed: Shetland SheepdogVet:
We are having our rescue dog's teeth cleaned tomorrow, along w/ her spay. Her breath is terrible and were told she has one broken tooth. Hope the dental work does the trick and the bad breath is behind her!
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Teeth Cleaning
Amount: $120.00
Posted by: a user in West Sacramento, CA.Posted: February 20th, 2012 10:02AM
Breed: ChihuahuaVet:
Depending on finances, I go every year or every other year to my local feed store: Wild West, Or Western Feed for my 2 dog's teeth cleaning. They don't use anesthesia, but the dogs aren't stressed, and they do a great job of cleaning, and polishing. If there is anything really urgent that requires a vet work-up, the feed store provides a low cost vet who comes once a week.
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tooth extraction and cleaning
Amount: $1,800.00
Posted by: dorothy in san francisco, CA.Posted: February 13th, 2012 12:02PM
Breed: chihuahua/yorki misVet: all pets hospital
my brady is at the vet now for his broken tooth extraction - they just called to say he has 4 additional tooth that is broken. and one of them - they can't fully remove the root... so the original estimate (high) was 1800 - so i am assuming this will now be over 2k. it really sucks to be in this situation but you got to do what you have to do. My brady can't speak for himself and i need to look after his health as his caretaker. i can shop around for a better deals, but i want to make sure he gets the full treatment like i would want for myself. i know the VPI won't reimburse me for not even 30%, but at least i will know brady will be fine when he comes home.

by the way - brady never complained about his tooth - the vet found the broken tooth at his annual exam.
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Cleaning and Extracts
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Arleen in Lomia, CO.Posted: February 13th, 2012 11:02AM
Breed: Parsons Jack RussellVet: In Search of
I have a 10 year old Parsons Jack Russell in rescue that has a fractured tooth which has resulted in a facial abcess. Although treated with antibiotics, it keeps resurfacing. I am looking for the best deal to get her a much needed dental and the extraction of one tooth for sure. She is a senior dog so the vet would provably require blood work as well. I am looking for a vet in the southbay area of Los Angeles County, CA
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Teeth cleaning
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: Patti in Sunnyvale, CA.Posted: January 10th, 2012 01:01PM
Breed: Jack Russell TerrierVet:
Nobody mentions pet insurance. We have it on both of our dogs and it pays us back about 1/2 out bill.
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Cleaning and extractions
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Pom Mom in Ft Lupton, CO.Posted: October 10th, 2011 08:10AM
Breed: ANYVet: Every Creature Counts
These guys are out of Ft Lupton, Colorado. They are a Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic and also offer shots and dental. A Rescue I worked with has used them for a couple of years now and I have used them on my own pets. They are mostly volunteer staff with the vets also give their time at low rates. They have had to pull almost all the teeth of some of the puppy mill dogs who came in with horrible rotten teeth and the highest they charged was $175. They are an awesome clinic and now I am here in Oregon and cannot find anyone like them to take care of my pets again.
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Reasonable Cleaning
Amount: $225.00
Posted by: SusieQ in Memphis, TN.Posted: September 3rd, 2011 02:09PM
Breed: Cavalier King Chas SpanielVet: Dr. Eubanks, Ms State Univ.
Had a very simple cleaning required for my 3 y/o dog. I was able to have this done at the local veterinary school for 225 - this included a thorough exam, lab work, anesthesia and cleaning. Very pleased with the work. Estimates in Memphis were closer to 350-500+. When shopping around, always consider local veterinary schools - it was a God-send for us!
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Extensive Dental Work
Amount: $800.00
Posted by: SusieQ in Memphis, TN.Posted: September 3rd, 2011 01:09PM
Breed: Cavalier King Chas. SpanielVet: Dr. Eubanks, MS State Univ.
After being quoted a range from 1500-3000 in my home town of Memphis, TN for extensive dental work, my very kind vet recommended I try the local veterinary school. Though I had a 3 hour drive, it was more than worth it to know that a board certified dentist and anesthesiologist were taking care of my dog, who is 10 years old and has multiple health issues. The cost included anesthesia, cleaning and 18 extractions - also included post-op antibiotics and pain medications for several weeks. VERY pleased and will return. Thanks again to my local vet for this referral!
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Teeth Cleaning with 9 extractions
Amount: $650.00
Posted by: Satisfied Owner of two! in Ruidoso, NM.Posted: August 24th, 2011 04:08PM
Breed: Cavalier King CharlesVet:
The price may include blood test! He had a cyst removed at the same time and I have deducted for that, but perhaps some of the incidentals were for the cyst removal. I didn't add the 80.00 blood test back in. Winslow is five years old, short snout, crooked teeth. Kidney disease. None of the charges look excessive, but they add up and I wanted the safest anesthesia. Monitored aftercare. There wasn't excessive tartar because he gets regular dental care, but his breath was bad and the gums bleeding. 5 X rays! Toy breed=problem premolars. Extractions were 6.50-30. each. No antibiotics. Good drugs! Zonked!
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Teeth Cleaning and 1 extraction
Amount: $660.00
Posted by: Cocoa's owner in Union City, NJ.Posted: August 11th, 2011 02:08AM
Breed: Lhasa ApsoVet: Union City Animal Clinic NJ
My Lhasa Cocoa is 8 years old and I never had his teeth cleaned. Dr. Oz had a vet on his show speak about the need for oral health for pets and recommended putting oral mouth rinse in pets water daily to prevent tarter build up. My son noticed our dogs breath is very bad. I looked at Cocoa's teeth and gum's and the gum's were bright red and looked swollen and one of his molars was cracked in a couple of places and his teeth had brown tarter at the top of most. I felt a bit bad for my neglect. One vet charges only 80 but doesn't use anesthesia, which would hurt with the extraction. The break down of cost is $110 for the presurgery blood work, $40 vet exam, $120 I.V. to flush anesthesia after surgery $30 DP injection $35 Toeb injection [these I think are for pain and antibiotics during surgery] $125 anesthesia, $100 for the teeth cleaning itself, $50 for the tooth extraction, $50 for pain and antibiotic medications to take home after surgery. In reading up on this kind of surgery I'm very nervous that all will go well. His surgery is today.
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Teeth Cleaning
Amount: $600.00
Posted by: Bees Mom in Denver, CO.Posted: July 28th, 2011 08:07AM
Breed: LabVet: Colorado
our lab is almost 11 and never had bad vet looked and said "oh look - she needs her teeth cleaned", we thought - ok - since she'll already be under for another treatment...what I didn't expect was that the anesthesia took MORE of a toll on our pup then anything!! after almost 15 hours after being done, she is almost back to her ole self...I won't let her go under again unless its a life saving measure - she can't handle it!!
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2nd follow up
Amount: $406.84
Posted by: ereader in Livermore, CA.Posted: July 27th, 2011 12:07PM
Breed: Cavalier King Charles SpanielVet: Oakland SPCA
Update 2:
After the evaluation and estimate, I had to wait for another condition to clear before getting the teeth cleaning. The SPCA were wonderful, I ended up with two full and detailed discussions on the dogs health, (unlike other vet's I have gone to where they just want you to hand over the dogs leash and walk away until pickup hours later.) Anyway, the teeth were cleaned, two pre-molars did have to be extracted, PLUS we had a growth removed and it was UNDER the original estimates. They actually used my credit card at pick-up to run a $147.87 credit on my card, I was in shock. I ended up saving over 60% by shopping around. It has been a while now and he is playing, happy, eating and just doing wonderfully. I do not know about other SPCA Vet Clinics but I am sold on the one, an hour away from my home, in Oakland. Again, good luck everyone, and get second opinions and another quote if you can!
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Amount: $950.00
Posted by: LA in Harrisburg, PA.Posted: July 21st, 2011 02:07PM
Breed: OESVet: Capital Area (Hbg)
Estimate to have my OES teeth cleaned and two small cysts removed. I am rethinking who will do this or whether I will have the cysts removed.
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Older Maltese vs Teeth Cleaning
Amount: $350.00
Posted by: dee2 in Warren, OH.Posted: July 21st, 2011 11:07AM
Breed: MalteseVet: Dr. Joel Percival
Can't decide to have my 14&1/2 yr. old Maltese go under anesthesia for teeth cleaning. He also has serious warts to be removed, a large fatty deposit on his abdomen. He has a strange shaking thing he does periodically. Afraid I will lose him in surger. What to do?
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When teeth cleaning for a dog costs more than vet care for my two horses...
Amount: $600.00
Posted by: Ms. Jenn in Hudson, NH.Posted: July 21st, 2011 08:07AM
Breed: Italian GreyhoundVet:
You know, I find the exorbitant amount of money it costs to clean a dogs teeth to be ridiculous. Seriously, when bloodwork and teeth cleaning exceeds the amount it takes for me shoe and call a vet for TWO horses, we've got a problem. When I try to find out a ball park...I get "this dog will cost $300 because there's minimal tartar, but we're not sure on the other dog so it could cost more"... that's like signing a blank check. Really, I just spent $600 on the same dog back in February. WTH?!!!
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cleaning & extractions
Amount: $829.00
Posted by: missbecky in Richmond, VA.Posted: June 27th, 2011 03:06PM
Breed: beagle mixVet:
Just brought my 8 yr old home from the vet after leaving her this morning for a dental cleaning. She had one about 3-4 years prior. Was shocked to hear the vet extracted 13 teeth. The extractions plus blood work, anesthesia, Xrays, 2 painkillers & 1 antibiotic totaled $829. It made me feel awful for not having them cleaned earlier. Ironically I had waited because I couldn't afford the approximate $300 it was going to cost.
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17 year old
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: Judy2 in Cheektowaga, NY.Posted: June 16th, 2011 06:06AM
Breed: Terrier/BeagleVet: Town & Country
Our dog is going on 17 years of age. We had her teeth cleaned about every 4 years(extractions as necessary). Today, our dog is at the Vet's having 12 teeth removed, due to periodontal disease. The pre-op tests (blood work, xrays) with the office visit, cost $240.00. Today's procedure will cost $950.00. She is being carefully monitored during the procedure which is vital for her age. All her labs, xrays had come back great...all within range (unbelievable, I think),with the exception of her PLT at 525 (normal range is 175-500) Given the results of all other blood tests that were so "right on"...she should do well after this procedure. Such a great dog...very dedicated to our family. Periodontal disease is so painful.
We could never allow her to finish out the rest of her life suffering. We will pick her up later this afternoon, to recover at home.
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