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Hi there,

Has anyone had a professional dental cleaning done for their dogs? My vet told me that Oreo definitely needs to have it done and looking at his teeth, I'd actually agree. It looks like there's a lot of buildup and he's missing some teeth already from his previous life.

Unfortunately, the price she quoted me was $500-$600 depending on potential tooth removal. I asked the people at Petsmart how much they charge and it was $250 starting + additional for tooth removal. Has anyone used Petsmart for dental?
 

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We don't have aPetsmart nearby, but I've had my Vet do my dogs and I think the average was around $300. Call a few different vets around the area nd see what there price is?

And they do look nice after they have them done.
 

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Yes - the Bagel made it to old age without the need but you have to be vigilant, things can go bad in a short time. He really doesn't like me messing inside his mouth so brushing his teeth was not a viable option but I tried to keep a eye on it and a good diet of dry kibble prevented much plaque bluild up for almost 10 years he was with me (He was between 3 and 5 when I rescued him from the pound) but last year around Christmas he had a problem on the left side of his mouth and started chewing with the right side. He has his annual senior wellness physical in February (Adoption Month) each year and I because of work, races, and being not as good friend to Bagel as I should of been, figured a few weeks wouldn't matter. I noticed his breath wasn't as fresh as usual, got him a greenie and some other things. He wound up losing three teeth, I had to soften his food for almost a week after the cleaning and tooth removal and I vowed never to let that happen again. I check his teeth weekly now and so far so good.

When Bagel had his wellness physical this year, there was just a little tarter, our vet said we could skip the cleaning if we wanted but I opted to do it as I reasoned Bagel and I are both old men, neither of us need to loss any more teeth!


Now I've known Bagel's vet since she was in Grade School, raced Motorcycles with her father and two brothers and she cuts me a very good deal. Last year when Bagel had the three extractions, the cost including meds was about $230, this year for just a good cleaning about $150. Both of those include a bordetella shot (Kennel Cough) the Bagel gets a week before going for the cleaning. I drop him off at 7:00 on the way to work and pick him up at 5:30 that evening! I suspect the prices you were quoted may be in line for your area.
 

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Wow -- sounds like the east coast is not the place to bring your dogs for a teeth cleaning! Maggie's vet charged $150.00 for a dental cleaning, including anesthesia, boarding, etc. She never had to have any extractions which would have raised the cost.
 

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I think the place you are referring to is Banfield (inside of Petsmart), they offer dental cleanings that are under general anesthesia and pre-operative bloodwork is covered. In california the price is 209, extractions are about 40 each, depending on the tooth. I have heard stories of routine dental cleanings costing around 500-700, and I can honestly tell you that is highway robbery!!!
 

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february is national dental cleaning month and most vets offer huge discounts on dental cleanings, that would be an excellent time to have it done
 

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I have an insurance plan with Banfield ...aka in Petsmart. I have the dental cleaning included which gave at least 50% reduction. I was able to pay over 12 months. That was 2 years ago. Now its time to do ir again but i know my dog has 2 cracked rear molars. I have to find out if the vet can extract them if needed or if i have to take her to a specialist.
 
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