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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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Question HELP, Can't afford dog teeth extraction cost

My three-year old Maltese already got a lot of tar-tar build-up. Three teeth are loose. I've been using Petzlife, and brushing her teeth. hoping it would help, but I guess Maltese really have bad teeth.

The vet gave me a quote of $1200, for cleaning and removing those bad teeth. I'm a student, really can't afford that much. and I know that many places charge way less than that.

I live in Edmonton, anyone can recommend a vet that does cleaning and extraction for a reasonable price? I've seen dog owners from Quebec only pay $300 for the same job.

Thanks very much.
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Old May 5th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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It depends on how many teeth your Maltese needed extraction. Cost could add up. My dog, a 95 pounder, had to pull his 4th pre-molar before X'mas. The bill was $1,600. $250 of it was cleaning. The rest of the bill are cost of X-rays, 2 hr+ of anesthetics, extraction & painkiller etc. (My dentist told me he can get a specialist for the same procedure on me at half the cost.)
My suggestion is to shop around a bit. I read on the internet that some vet in the states would do a root canel for $300. I'm sure you can get a more reasonable quote if you check around. Good luck for your search!

BTW, this may help:http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=50908
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