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I would like to ask the people here how much they usually pay for dentals. I just got an estimate and I almost fainted. It includes a blood test w/CBC, which I wanted to do on him and also full mouth dental x-rays, which I've never heard of before for dogs. Oh, and they also quoted how much it would be if they had to pull any teeth. None of my hounds have ever had to have any of their teeth pulled and Jazzy lived to be almost 12.

 

Without pulling the teeth $570

With 45 minutes to do the oral surgery $880

 

I didn't have to worry too much about dentals because I used to feed my babies raw chicken necks and that did a really good job of keeping their teeth clean. I moved and my chicken neck source now is far away, so I've just stopped them. Obviously, I have to start brushing their teeth, and/or should buy a freezer so I don't have to get the necks so often. I know they absolutely loved those chicken necks.

 

Just curious what different vets in different places charge for dentals.

 

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Guest trevdog

umm, xrays? That's not ordinary. My vet charges $85 unless you need bloodwork or teeth pulled. Another vet around here charges $300 not including extractions. That seems really high to me. For that price, I'd buy a freezer and go back to chicken.

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I would recommend double-checking with your vet that he/she has experience with anesthesia and greyhounds.

 

For the last dental we did, it was about $400, which included bloodwork and an IV (highly recommended for greyhounds). After that chunk of change, we've pledged to brush our dogs' teeth every day!

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Between $400 and $500 here in the DC area. Have never had "pre-dental" x-rays.


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I just scheduled Kamin for the first week of June. Including his presurgical exam and bloodwork (normally I would skip, but we'll check it because of the deramaxx poisioning) it's going to be about $350 with no extractions

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Guest paulamariez

Ouch! That's a lot for a dental! My old vet in Whitewater WI charged in the area $200 including bloodwork which was optional but we always did it. We never did have an extraction so I don't know what that would have added. I never heard of anyone having xrays done, but who knows, maybe it's the latest thing. It seems like the dog dentals are pretty much following suit to what we humans do for our teeth!

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Ok,My vet does a full mouth x-ray and is a dental specialist. I just checked my records - full mouth x-ray with interpretation - $70 total and the entire dental bill, is right in line with your quote.

 

We had a full mouth X-ray done on Yardman (he has only 5 teeth left) Come to find out, my last "vet" who removed most of his teeth, LEFT THE ROOTS! This could potentially cause dry socket down the road, so I'm glad for that potential diagnostic measure.

 

Your prices run in line with what my vet charges. Pre-dental bloodwork? Absolutely, if you haven't had bloodwork in 90 days I would definitely recommend it. You never know if your grey could have an underlying issue - ie low blood proteins, kidney or liver issues that may affect processing of anesthesia, etc. A good article to print and bring with you regarding the bloowork is Dr Stacks articles on greyhound blood work.

 

Also, the type of anesthesia will also raise the price, my vet uses a very expensive anesthesia, but my greys recovery from it is rather quick. They aren't dopey and unaware when I see them, they are bright ans alert, but quiet. So, I prefer their anesthesia protocol.

 

My vet also has a tech with her the entire procedure. I feel much more comfotable with this, because there is always someone monitoring my dog. Some vets with use a pulse ox and blood pressure monitor and rely on equipment. Sorry I want eyes to watch for subtle changes and equipment too.

 

Greyhound Data had a nice library from Dr. Stack and Dr. Feeman here : Linky regarding k-9 health, bloodwork and anesthesia etc.

 

I am a firm believer in dentals, because what goes on below the gumline is just as important as what goes on above the gumline. Yes, turkey necks and RMBs are great to keep tartar and gingivitis at bay, but if you have any inflammatory response in the gums, get the dental (root planing) done and then begin prophylactic cleaning measures (brushing, turkey necks, etc) once a good dental is done.

 

Sorry for the long winded answer.

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That price sounds about right for my area (Northern VA). We just paid about $550 to get our cat's teeth cleaned plus one extraction. This was during "dental health" month, so the price was discounted. If they charge that for a cat, I'm sure a greyhound would be in the $800 range. Luckily, neither of our greys needed dentals this year.

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Thanks for your replies. It seems that around here, vets are really expensive. I live in Houston and am trying to find a vet that is greyhound savvy, yet reasonably priced. I have tried several vets in different parts of town, but I really haven't found one that I really like. I loved my vets in New Orleans, both my regular vet and my holistic vet, so the bar is pretty high when I try to compare. One would think that in a city as big as Houston it would be easier to find a good vet. Sorry, I'm starting to rant, but I would like to get some recommendations for vets in the Houston area from any members who live in Houston. I have looked at the list in here and have been to at least three of those, so I think I need to hear from someone with first-hand experience. BTW the outrageous estimate for the dental was from one of the clinics on the list.

 

I also need to go back to feeding at least the chicken necks and maybe all raw. I guess Sears will get my business soon. :)

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Ok,My vet does a full mouth x-ray and is a dental specialist. I just checked my records - full mouth x-ray with interpretation - $70 total and the I am a firm believer in dentals, because what goes on below the gumline is just as important as what goes on above the gumline. Yes, turkey necks and RMBs are great to keep tartar and gingivitis at bay, but if you have any inflammatory response in the gums, get the dental (root planing) done and then begin prophylactic cleaning measures (brushing, turkey necks, etc) once a good dental is done.

 

MomofSweetPotatoes,

 

When you explain all they do it doesn't seem that bad. I guess part of the problem is I haven't found "my vet" here yet. The anesthesia on the estimate is Isoflurane, is that the one your vet uses?

 

I do plan to do the dental, just don't know if at that vet's.

 

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$90 for a dental. No x-rays (sounds odd to me anyway) no blood work. $4 for each extraction if needed. I insisted on pre-dental antibiotics (though my vet said they weren't necessary) and those were extra.

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Ours average $275 including xray if needed, more for extractions. Why not ask the greyhound adoption groups in your area who they use to do the dogs at the kennel? If you find a cheaper price somewhere make sure the vet is very knowledgeable regarding greyhound anesthesia.

 

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Ok,My vet does a full mouth x-ray and is a dental specialist. I just checked my records - full mouth x-ray with interpretation - $70 total and the entire dental bill, is right in line with your quote.

 

We had a full mouth X-ray done on Yardman (he has only 5 teeth left) Come to find out, my last "vet" who removed most of his teeth, LEFT THE ROOTS! This could potentially cause dry socket down the road, so I'm glad for that potential diagnostic measure.

 

Your prices run in line with what my vet charges. Pre-dental bloodwork? Absolutely, if you haven't had bloodwork in 90 days I would definitely recommend it. You never know if your grey could have an underlying issue - ie low blood proteins, kidney or liver issues that may affect processing of anesthesia, etc. A good article to print and bring with you regarding the bloowork is Dr Stacks articles on greyhound blood work.

 

Also, the type of anesthesia will also raise the price, my vet uses a very expensive anesthesia, but my greys recovery from it is rather quick. They aren't dopey and unaware when I see them, they are bright ans alert, but quiet. So, I prefer their anesthesia protocol.

 

My vet also has a tech with her the entire procedure. I feel much more comfotable with this, because there is always someone monitoring my dog. Some vets with use a pulse ox and blood pressure monitor and rely on equipment. Sorry I want eyes to watch for subtle changes and equipment too.

 

Greyhound Data had a nice library from Dr. Stack and Dr. Feeman here : Linky regarding k-9 health, bloodwork and anesthesia etc.

 

I am a firm believer in dentals, because what goes on below the gumline is just as important as what goes on above the gumline. Yes, turkey necks and RMBs are great to keep tartar and gingivitis at bay, but if you have any inflammatory response in the gums, get the dental (root planing) done and then begin prophylactic cleaning measures (brushing, turkey necks, etc) once a good dental is done.

 

Sorry for the long winded answer.

Double ditto :P:P

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I paid about $500 CDN for Orion's dental.

 

They did:

- preanaesthesia bloodwork which included a Geriatric checkup.

- full mouth xrays.

- IV line

- heart and breathing monitor... and all the jazz that goes with being under

- post surgery pain/anti-inflammatory/anti-biotic shot

- antibiotics to go home with me

- a day's hospitalization

- 14+ extractions

 

I ended up be right in line with the quote the gave me, save for the post op pills and the pre-op bloodwork.

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We paid $260 CDN for Simon's dental. That included:

- pre-surgery office call

- 14 teeth pulled

- antibiotics

- eye drops (for his Pannus)

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We had a quote from our vet for $330 not including extractions or bloodwork.

 

After seeing our quote and the ones listed here, I'm glad we live fairly close to NGAP. For $399 both of our boys had dentals and their nails clipped, Bailey had three teeth pulled and Joe had a senior blood panel done. That also included an antibiotic for both of them and pain medication for Bailey. I can't imagine what my vet would have charged for all of that so thank you NGAP.

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Caesar's dental (with one canine extraction) was right around $200 IIRC. He was 12 at the time.

 

You may want to go with a larger bone (like turkey necks) for preventative care. Most greyhounds dont' have to put much, if any effort, in to swallowing a chicken neck (so small). We get pig's feet pretty cheap at our grocery store and they do a great job on front and back teeth.

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