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Old 04-28-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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We LOVE our vet. He's the best. He cares about the pet & client
We had our 109 # Rotty's teeth cleaned 3-31-09. He will soon be 10 years old.
Heartworm check/cbc/T-4 mini screen $ 69.00
Dental pkg. for 51-100# includes surgical IV cath & fluids/anesthesia for 30 minutes/cardiac monitor/ dental prophy, baytril/dex injection $ 165.00

Even though he's 9 pounds over the weight...he didn't charge anything extra.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I have always been a supporter of brushing my animals teeth myself...I have a 12 yr. old cat with great teeth...(all my other animals are 3yrs and under, but yes they have great teeth, too) They like the pet toothpaste I use, (no fluoride and formulated especially for pets...you can get it at Petsmart) which makes it an enjoyable experience for them...with new additions to the pack, it is sometimes a struggle to get them used to it, but after they see how willing everyone else is to have it done, they are less nervous and eventually accept it as part of the routine. My mom had a cat who LOVED getting his teeth brushed every night, would jump up onto the counter at a certain time and let HER know it was time to clean his teeth...my grandmother laughed so hard the first time she saw this done, she almost fell out of her chair!

Last edited by luvmycat; 04-28-2009 at 01:13 PM.. Reason: misspell...oops!
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: So. California
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Because we did NOT get my dogs teeth cleaned regularly, she had to go in at the age of 12 and have half of her teeth removed. That was not cheap. $1000.00. Plus the worry of putting a 12 year old chi under. Her gums were infected and her breath was awful. It could have lead to other major health issues. Now, my other dogs will get regular cleanings!
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: NYC
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My wife is a vet locally and I know they quote $200 to $400 for a dental and can run up to $600 if there are many extractions ...
The reality is that some breeds are more prone to dental disease (especially small breeds like pomeranian, terriers, etc.) and need dentals more often.
I've always adopted shelter and rescue dogs -- generally older and long-term-neglected, and (lucky me) always of "dentally special" breeds.

I automatically assume that Vet Visit #1 will be a moderate-fee checkup, and Visit #2 will be a $500-$600 dental surgery w/extractions.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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My three trip over themselves to be first to get their teeth brushed. I use the flavored doggie toothpaste and a child's toothbrush. It used to be difficult fighting the tongue until I saw this video:
Doggie Dental EP2 - Care2 News Network

I also give them C.E.T. rawhides about once a week.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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We had one of our dog's teeth cleaned during the Feb dental health discount month, and it was $514, minus $11.00 which was his regular annual bordetella shot, and minus another 10% discount.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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We were always told by all the vets we have ever been to, that some humans have great teeth, some don't. Same goes for the dogs. Sorry I know nothing about cat teeth.
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