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Low cost teeth cleaning near London?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Sam Ritter, Jul 2, 2018.


  1. Sam Ritter

    Sam Ritter PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, I live in London with my elderly dachsund, who very much needs teeth cleaning. The vet recommended it, but here in London the vets I've found all charge over £600. I found a place near Birmingham that charges £120, and I'm wondering if there might be something similar closer to home? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, tia!
     
  2. JoanneF

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    The vets that operate in the Pets at Home stores sometimes have offers.
     
  3. Ceiling Kitty

    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    Cleaning, or tooth extractions? These are two different procedures. The £600 likely includes possible extractions; the £120 may be a scale and polish only.

    You need to make absolutely sure you're comparing like-for-like when phoning round, or you'll end up booking in for a 'clean' at £120 and be presented with a bill for £120 scale/polish plus £300 extractions or similar.

    It's generally recommended that elderly patients have pre-operative bloodwork and a drip throughout the anaesthesia. Is this included in the £600? It almost certainly won't be in the £120. Ask for itemised estimates.

    Dental procedures are amongst the hardest to estimate for, and it's impossible to know what needs doing over the phone so you may find that the estimates you receive are not accurate unless you take your dog to see the vet for an examination first.

    I'd be surprised if an elderly dachshund requires cleaning only, unless they've had another dental procedure very recently. They are amongst the worst mouths we see for dental disease, poor souls.

    For an older dog requiring extractions, plus bloods and fluids, I'd expect to pay anything between £300-800 personally. The difference in cost is due to location, the individual practice's pricing structure and the standard of treatment provided - some practices do dentistry very well, and sadly some really don't. A cheap job may be just that: a cheap job.
     
    #3 Ceiling Kitty, Jul 3, 2018
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