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jonica February 14th, 2006 05:29 PM

Fair Cost for Teeth Cleaning and Extraction for my new pug
Hi! This is my first time on this board. I just got an adult pug from my local shelter. He needs teeth work. He is about three years old. The vet doesn't know for sure since he was found stray. When I took him to the groomers they said he still had two of his puppy teeth and they needed to be extracted right away. He also has a lot of tarter and noticeable bad breath. At the shelter where I got him, there is also a pet clinic with a vet. They said it would be $273 for the teeth cleaning and anesthesia. And it would be from $48 to 110 for each tooth extraction. And this is with a 20% discount since I got the pet at their shelter. Is this a normal charge? Two years ago my chihuahua mix had his teeth cleaned and an extraction at a different vet. It was $130 for the teeth cleaning and anesthesia and $14 for the extraction. But I have already established a health record at this current vet with my new pug. They also said I will need to get the bortadella and corona for $48 in order to get the procedure. Does anyone know if $273 is a reasonable price for this relatively routine dental procedure? Thanks.

doggy lover February 14th, 2006 05:59 PM

My sisters paid about $300 for their smaller type dog, that is with sedation the whole works.

SnowDancer February 14th, 2006 10:42 PM

In my experience, yes. What is really expensive is if a canine tooth has to be removed.

Prin February 14th, 2006 10:48 PM

Our vet told my dad that he should see a doggy dentist for the canines. The root of them apparently is really deep, so you need a specialist to be sure the dog doesn't end up in constant pain. He had 3 removed on his Jack Russell for $400 each. He could have opted for a full root canal for a few hundred more per tooth. All in all, he's really glad he got it done because now his doggy, despite missing a bunch of teeth, still eats dry food and still plays tug-of-war.

BMDLuver February 15th, 2006 06:29 AM

First thing I would tend to ask is this: Did they put your pug under anesthetic at the shelter for neutering or did he arrive already neutered? Pugs can be very tricky under anesthetic and a vet that does not know the breed well may not be a good choice. If they didn't alter him, meaning he arrived neutered, then a blood profile would be a smart idea as it will warn against any difficulties. He'll be under for a fair bit of time to do the extractions and cleaning so it's important to be sure he can handle that first.

Sometimes the least expensive route is not the best route when dealing with a pug. JMHO.

Titan February 15th, 2006 09:50 PM

BMD, what do you mean that pugs can be tricky under anesthetic?? I have a 12 week old pug pup that is going to have surgery on his nose next month, about his 3rd booster shots. I talked to the surgeon and I really liked him. they are using a laser to open his nose so he can breathe better, poor thing, his nose isn't opening much and he very much needs this surgery. Should I be worried and opt not to have it done??:confused:

BMDLuver February 16th, 2006 06:24 AM

I would assume that the vet you chose is experienced with this type of surgery therefore it should not be a problem. I was more referring to picking a vet based on cost not experience could lead to a whole lot of heartache.

chico2 February 16th, 2006 08:11 AM

I remember having Rockys(cat) teeth cleaned a few years ago and the cost was $150,a few years later,new vet,it was $300 what it cost last week for Vinnie,bloodwork not included.
Unlike my older vet,these new once claim to have new safer methods,expensive equipment etc...
I hesitate looking for a cheaper vet,afraid it will backfire,my cats a very,very important to me:love:

allanwexler September 20th, 2013 08:40 AM

tooth extractions
I have a 10 year old mini schnauzer who just had 22 teeth extracted and the balance cleaned. All in, including medication for pain and anibiotics, the cost was $1,800.00. I trust my vet, but this sounded very expensive. Thak goodness I love my dog!

jasmine1971 September 20th, 2013 02:10 PM

im not saying not to do it but a lot of dogs retain a few baby teeth

but if the other vet was good go to them it cost less & if you trust them change to your old vet vet care is expensive there is a liquid product you add to pets water from 1800 pet meds & helps keep tarter ect off teeth there r dif products like this but this one works & has no taste cost 9.99 i think sorry dont no name ill ck & get to you on that dental disease is a issue in our pets 4 sure always looking for great ir=tem ro cut down decay tarter ect to reduce cleanings & brush daily i dont like putting pets under for cleanings unless really needed

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