How much for teeth cleaning for a dog?

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  1. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    My Schnauzers teeth are trbl, anyone have their dogs teeth cleaned? Just wondering how much i might be spending.
    We are also looking for a new Vet, any recommendations? We used to go to the brothers up north Ankeny near Dahls.
     
  2. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    Usually costs a few hundred as they will anesthetize your dog to do a thorough cleaning. Or, just brush them on a semi-regular basis. I do that with my labs and the vet is always amazed at how clean their teeth are.

    We take our dogs to Banfield @ PetSmart on University. Was happy with them for quite a while, but recently seems like they are putting on the hard sale to upsell you on services for your pet.
     
  3. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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  4. FDWxMan

    FDWxMan Well-Known Member

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    Probably looking at ~$250-300 minimum.

    We take ours to Family Pet Vet on Army Post, but we get their $200 dollar price which is a Feb. only special (National Dog Dental Health Month or something). Not sure what normal price is.

    Probably tack on another $100 or so if they do x-rays.



    Short version: not cheap.
     
  5. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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    Oaks is good and is cheap ... Off of Hickman and MLK.
     
  6. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    We do Banfield and have the plan that does their teeth for free. It costs $8 more per month than their standard plan, but in the end, the cost of teeth cleaning is more than the extra cost of increasing the plan. No issues with Banfield.

    I tried brushing my dogs teeth, but he wouldn't let me and it was a pain in the butt to force it on him.
     
  7. Farnsworth

    Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    Our vet keeps saying out schnauzer needs it to. They said it would be $400-$500 out the door. But they also made it sounds like they wouldnt do it unless we did the gums and x-rays too as that may show the cause of a lot. I wonder if I'm getting taken though so I would like to hear from others as well.
     
  8. 4dyceclone

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    Check with Westfield Vet off 86th behind Dahls. You could also attempt to negotiate the price. A lot of vets will do that.
     
  9. Senolcyc

    Senolcyc Well-Known Member

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    That's what happens when you lick your own butt.
     
  10. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    My dog was about $175
     
  11. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    Or somene else's.
     
  12. Cyclonetrombone

    Cyclonetrombone Active Member

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    There are some dog foods that you can put out once a month that do a pretty good job of cleaning. One of those is Purina healthy smile which my vet down here recommended. I just switched both my dogs to 100% that and they seem to enjoy it while keeping their breath stank and yellow teeth under control.
     
  13. cmjh10

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  14. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Does ISU vets have a student learning practice plan?
     
  15. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Well-Known Member

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    TIL that people pay for their dogs to have pearly whites.
     
  16. Agkistrodon

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    Cost seems to depend on what the vet includes in the service. The animals usually undergo general anesthesia which is part of the cost. My girlfriend recently paid about 300 to get her cat's teeth cleaned which was more than another vet quoted her but the increased cost also came with blood tests to check for infections. Price also goes up if they have to do any extractions.

    ...you kind of make it sound like it's out of vanity. It's often a medically necessary procedure because of the animals having inflamed gums or other infections or rotten teeth.
     
  17. besserheimerphat

    besserheimerphat Well-Known Member

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    A lot of a dog's dental health has to do with what they eat. We basically only feed our dogs dry food - they get a very small amount of meat-only table scraps maybe once a month - and their teeth are in very good shape with almost no dental work. Our vet always tells us our pets have great teeth, and we are not ones to skimp on vet expenses. I don't mean this to sound condescending, but couldn't figure out how to keep it from sounding that way.
     
  18. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't mean to make it sound that way. I guess our poor ole farm dogs just have it tough. All the other dogs probably make fun of poor Fido because he has hillbilly teeth. Poor guy.[​IMG]
     
  19. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Dentastix. Our vet said our dog doesn't need any work, and that's what we give him.
     
  20. ISUAlum05

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    Dogs can get deadly infections from rotten teeth.
     

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