Taking your pet to the vet is becoming just as bad as taking your vehicle to the mechanic.
Recently we took our dog Skipper to the Vet for a check up. Everything was fine – no fleas or ticks – blood work came back alright – but he there was one thing…
“He needs his teeth cleaned.”
Yes – our dog needs a dentist. We’ve had dogs all my life – not one of them EVER
But we went along with it.
Me: How much does it cost?
Vet: Depends. We’ll have to see once we get in there.
Me: Oh. Can you give me a ballpark figure?
Vet: The cleaning itself will cost $1200 dollars. And if we need to do extractions or anything else while where in there that will be more.
Me: I’m Sorry, I thought you said $1200 dollars was the LOW END?
Vet: That’s Right.
Vet: We’ll schedule him and appointment – and that will be $125 dollars for the office visit and check up today.
Since I’ll do anything for these furbabies of mine – we’ve been shopping our dogs mouth around getting estimates like were trying to get a deal on fixing a fender. Thankfully we’ve found a Veterinarian in Galt that can clean his choppers at a fraction of the cost.
Fingers crossed this dog doesn’t need braces. I might have to take out a second mortgage.