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Old 04-01-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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Does anyone know where to get inexpensive non-anesthesia teeth cleaning for dogs? I will be moving to Tempe this month. Thank you!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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That doesn't work very well. Dogs are not good patients and do not like to hold still to get their teeth messed with. I have a friend who had a woman who came to the house to do this procedure. She swore by it but the dog wound up a the real vet's office to have teeth extracted. They don't get to the back teeth very well to clean around the gum line.

My concern is the anesthesia. They are able to bring the patient back very quickly if they need to. My dog doesn't seem dopey for a day like she used to. My dog gets blood work several times a year at Alta Vista in the Melrose district on N. 7th. Ave. I know what her liver functions are. Alta Vista charges in the neighborhood of $400. for cleaning which is why I take her to the Spay and Neuter Clinic and have it done for around $150. The vet is a wonderful woman who has been there for many years. There are no potted plants or Muzak at the clinic but they do good work.

Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic - North Phoenix, AZ | Spay Neuter Clinic

They have other locations in the valley.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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"Inexpensive" and important health care should be avoided in the same sentence (whether it's humans or pets).

I admit that I'd never heard of sedation free teeth cleaning for pets. So I looked it up. Except for those selling it, most of what I found was not positive (unless there was health reason that contraindicates the use of anesthesia)

Is Anesthesia-Free Dentistry Best for Your Pet? | petMD

Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning For Your Dog - Whole Dog Journal Article

Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings - Phoenix - AZ Vet Dentists
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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You may want to check out what people use on this site to help their pets.

Mouth and Teeth Issues

How old is your dog?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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She's 13.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Thirteen years is getting up there for a dog. You can get someone to take it really easy on the anesthesia. My friends and I have had the same experience with teeth cleaning and geriatric dogs. Our common experience is that you have a brand new dog after a good cleaning. I did a 13 year old sheltie a few years back. He kind of acted like a puppy for a while. A year later he was diagnosed with lymphoma and he lasted one more year with that. I made special arrangements with the groomer to get him in early and get him out quickly. He had a very dignified end of life.

It may be worth the risk to do the regular cleaning with your dog. Good luck.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Buckeye
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I paid 239.50$ in October 2011 but this was without blood work. He is a young dog (1 year, 1 month old at the time) and had blood work done not long before. With a 13 years old dog I would certainly have blood work done before anesthesia. The dental cleaning without anesthesia is not worth much because they cannot go under the gums. The price also depends on how bad your dog's mouth looks like. For everyday care I use Petzlife for brushing. Should be using it every day but the dog does not like to have his teeth brushed (my excuse), after 1-½ year and only occasional brushing, his teeth are still clean. If your dog's teeth are not in too bad shape, you might try this product.
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