(Closed) I'm such a bad dog mommy :(

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes, most vets do them. For my Yorkie mix it costs $400. That is about what we paid for our lab’s teeth too.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper

@MrsTillerResq:   I had a recent cleaning done on my 5-year old rescue.  Her back teeth were horrid- covered in plaque and black stuff.  My vet was doing a 20% discount, and with it – it came out to just over $200 .  I thought it was a really good deal!  The vet said there was uneven plaque development on them and she thought one was fractured and may need to be pulled, but it didn’t end up being the case.  The worst part of it was the her coming out of the anesthsia.  It took almost 2 full days before she was her normal self.  I’m not planning to have her teeth done ANY time soon because I did NOT like seeing her so wuzzy.  (Vet recommended once a year.)

ETA:  I bought a little toothbrushing kit from Petsmart and DH’s tries to brush her teeth every few days… it’s more like every week or so. :-/

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsTillerResq:  Vets most certainly do cleanings! Dogs need to be under anesthesia, and they’ll do x-rays if needed to determine if any teeth need pulled. Since your girl is older, they should recommend bloodwork beforehand to make sure she is healthy enough to go under anesthesia. Cost varies wildly, but expect a couple hundred – more if they need to extract some teeth. Definitely worth doing – bad teeth put dogs at risk for many other medical problems, not to mention it’s uncomfortable! Hope it goes smoothly for you and your furbaby. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

@MrsTillerResq:  I just looked at her file – and the initial estimage (with the discount) looked like this:

Dental: 187.20

Extract (minor to major): 27.90-87.00

Anesthetic: 79.20-99.00

Metacam Injection: 45.00

Meds to go home: 50.00-100.00 (that was for extraction)

Total Estimate was between 389.50-518.20

Thankfully, she didn’t need the extraction, so we saved a bundle! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

@MrsTillerResq:  the tooth my dog had fractured didn’t need to be extracted… they are keeping an eye on it, but it was cracked πŸ™  I’d call your vet and see if they ever offer discounts on dental cleanings!  πŸ™‚  You never know!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsTillerResq:  Yes, it was $400 for everything. I think it just depends on where you go, but all of the vets in my area pretty much charge around this much. Ugh πŸ™

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wow! Apparently, I’m a terrible pup mom… I’ve never had his teeth cleaned and he is almost 9… He’s happy and healthy though..

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Aw, your not a bad fur mom! I hope your baby’s teeth cleaning goes well!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My vet reccommended a cleaning for my 7 y/o girl at her last annual check up. I know I need to schedule it, but I’m anxious about the anesthesia part. The estimate they gave was around $300

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