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Teeth cleaning?

Postby Siberian » Wed May 28, 2008 1:41 pm

So, Sheba has some build up on her teeth. Time to clean. I have done anesthesia-free cleaning once (liked it), but I also have been reading all these articles, that this type of cleaning is purely cosmetic, and the tartar buildup usually points to more serious (potentially) issues.

The problem I have with regular (dental) cleaning is the cost. I was quoted $500 at my usual vet.

Does anyone clean their dogs teeth at the vet? Should I opt out for another holistic cleaning, or is it time to do one real one (she is 4.5 years old now, and never had a dental cleaning).

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Postby akaspaddero » Wed May 28, 2008 1:54 pm

I have had Jake's teeth cleaned by our Vet 3 times. He has horrible dental hygiene.
My vet charges $90

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Postby Siberian » Wed May 28, 2008 2:10 pm

that's including anesthesia?

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Postby julie64 » Wed May 28, 2008 2:16 pm

Siberian wrote:that's including anesthesia?


When I had Shebas(chow mix) dentals done it was 125.00 including anesthesia. My poodles was 85.00 for her dentals.

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Postby Siberian » Wed May 28, 2008 2:17 pm

did you get it done at private practice place, or was it something large, like HS or SPCA?

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Postby julie64 » Wed May 28, 2008 2:19 pm

I had them done at my regular vets office.

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Postby msvette2u » Wed May 28, 2008 2:30 pm

Geez that's dirt cheap. Even here in our hick town area, it's over $100 for the entire shebang.
I'm quoted $130 at the cheapest place which will include any extractions.
Other places charge PER extraction :frown:

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Postby Siberian » Wed May 28, 2008 2:34 pm

I think it will be cheaper for me to do a road trip somewhere, and get my dogs teeth cleaned, than to stay here and pay 500 :(

Do you guys think it is worth the money? How often would you do it?

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Postby julie64 » Wed May 28, 2008 2:42 pm

Sheba had bad teeth when we adopted her. I usually had a yearly cleaning done with her. With my poodle, I didn't start I think she was about 7. With her it was every couple years, with me doing her daily teeth cleaning in between.

I would check around, I have had my vet for years and his prices have always been great. I do think you could get it done cheaper than 500.00.

Hey you could always do road trip to Michigan lol

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Postby julie64 » Wed May 28, 2008 2:45 pm

I forgot to add yes I do think it's worth the money. On Shebas first dental she had absessed tooth in the back from the build up. So it was worth it to get them cleaned and not having her be in pain from an absessed tooth.
Your Sheba might not need another for few years after getting them cleaned. My Sheba had terrible teeth.

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Postby msvette2u » Wed May 28, 2008 2:48 pm

Siberian wrote:I think it will be cheaper for me to do a road trip somewhere, and get my dogs teeth cleaned, than to stay here and pay 500 :(

Do you guys think it is worth the money? How often would you do it?


Call around and yes, it would be cheaper to travel, hell, what if the $500 didn't include extractions, pain meds or antibiotics? Ouch!!

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Postby julie64 » Wed May 28, 2008 2:54 pm

msvette2u wrote:
Siberian wrote:I think it will be cheaper for me to do a road trip somewhere, and get my dogs teeth cleaned, than to stay here and pay 500 :(

Do you guys think it is worth the money? How often would you do it?


Call around and yes, it would be cheaper to travel, hell, what if the $500 didn't include extractions, pain meds or antibiotics? Ouch!!


Yes. Shebas first cleaning was more because of the antibotics and for a pain injection. The 125.00 was for normal teeth cleaning with no problems. If they quoted you 500.00 then I assume that's just for the cleaning and nothing else.

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Postby akaspaddero » Wed May 28, 2008 4:24 pm

Siberian wrote:that's including anesthesia?


yep....

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Postby pitgrrl » Wed May 28, 2008 5:26 pm

$500 seems crazy. Basil is going for a cleaning and extraction tomorrow, which will run me about $300 including blood work, etc.

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Postby pblove » Wed May 28, 2008 5:30 pm

I was recently quoted $250.00 inlc. the anesthesia cost.(In Md.)


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