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Old 04-23-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Her teeth were at a grade 3, grade 4 is the worst, they had to a lot of cleaning, she had a lot of tarter also this includes her shots, flea medicine, the office visit and pain medicine. I really to trust my vet, he's also a friend.
Ouch! How is she now? Sounds like her mouth may be sore for a few days. Of course I'm just thinking of how much I enjoy dental visits myself, it's probably not the same at all!
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:45 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Ouch! How is she now? Sounds like her mouth may be sore for a few days. Of course I'm just thinking of how much I enjoy dental visits myself, it's probably not the same at all!
My husband just called, they are on their way home. He said she is kind of out of it. I'll be glad when she is all well again, I hate the thought of her in pain. Thanks for asking
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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It makes a big difference liking your vet, I paid for the more expensive vet in MI and am not sorry I ever did it. She knew our girls backward and forward, and the Boston loved going to the vet, she always got her babyfood.

Between meds for Cassy, top of the line dog food, grooming, etc I pay quite a bit for her yearly, and would double the money gladly if I had too. Thank goodness dental has not been a problem with her, only everything else!
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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Teeth cleaning is very expensive....especially if it's as bad as a grade 3-4. The cost usually includes pre-anesthetic bloodwork, doctors exam, pre-meds as well as any antibiotics or pain meds that need to go home, the cost of the actual anesthesia (usually charged for in time {ie 1 hour}, post dental care etc., plus extractions cost extra and if there anything else extra or unusual going on in there. Our clinic now offers non-anesthetic dentals that are a full dental but actually cost less because there's no anesthesia or bloodwork required. The cost will probably not be as high next time if you keep up with your pets teeth (our base charges are reliant upon what grade the animal is).

Dental health is very important because bad teeth can effect the heart and other vital organs.

I applaud you for taking good care of your cats teeth, alot of people really do let it go for too long and then other health problems start and they regret not taking care of it earlier.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Teeth Our clinic now offers non-anesthetic dentals that are a full dental but actually cost less because there's no anesthesia or bloodwork required.
How do they do it with out putting the animal out? I can't imagine them saying "open wide" and the animal doing it... Again the visual I have is of people dentist not vet dentist...LOL
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:54 PM
 
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Oh I also forgot they opened up her tear duck in her eye, it was stopped up.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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How do they do it with out putting the animal out? I can't imagine them saying "open wide" and the animal doing it... Again the visual I have is of people dentist not vet dentist...LOL
They did sedate her.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Oh I also forgot they opened up her tear duck in her eye, it was stopped up.
My gosh! The poor baby! Hope it goes smoothly from here out.

I am going to ask my vet what stage the dogs were at...I know one was worse than the other but the cost was similar. Of course he may have discounted the one because we were already spending $1000 on the the biopsy and removal of a colon mass (came back benign). See you're not crazy, I know I've personally bought my vets each a BMW by now...LOL
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:59 PM
 
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They did sedate her.
Oh I know your cat was sedated...but Turtle posted that her clinic does it with out anethesia now...can't picture that, so I wanted more detail.
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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Well, she's home and already eating (soft food). She's walking a little wobbly but seem to be better than I thought she would be.
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