Dog Dental Care - Teeth Cleaning

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Aug 23, 2008
69 posts
Blanche123 wrote:
May 29th, 2017 9:19 am
I have never, ever pretended to be a vet.
Neither was Didi_beee pretending to be a vet but did that stop you from speaking down to them? I don't think so.
Blanche123 wrote:
May 29th, 2017 9:19 am
Also, I do not compare our dog to a car.
You (and I) may view pets as members of the family but for the sake of the argument and how the legal system views the matter, a dog and a car are property. Although I think two years ago Quebec did try to pass legislation that would elevate all animals from "property" to "sentient beings" but I'm not sure what came of that bill and how far reaching it was.

The point of the comparison was that it is illegal for an automobile servicing business to overcharge more than 10% of the estimate. This is done to prevent businesses from taking advantage of customers.

1. a red flag user brought their dog/property to get some work done on it
2. the business provided an estimate for their services
3. the final cost was nearly double the estimate
Blanche123 wrote:
May 29th, 2017 9:19 am
The vet determines the cost - and we have ALWAYS had to sign documentation allowing for a minimum to a maximum price range - the vet will often see things during the surgery. If someone wants to question the varying estimate the time to speak up is before the surgery, not after.
That's great if you always get a signed document allowing for a min and max. Really smart. But no one was asking if you got a minimum and maximum price range.

The redflag user we're talking about got one estimate and the final cost was double that. If it's possible that the final cost could end up being nearly double the given estimate then I would argue that the onus is on the business to tell the customer for the exact same reason why it's been made illegal to overcharge more than 10% of the estimate on automobile servicing: gouging.
Blanche123 wrote:
May 29th, 2017 9:19 am
If I am rude, boy people really need to read the posts in Red Flag Deals.

I have though for a long while that Red Flag Deals is not for me - and obviously others have felt the same. I will not be responding to this thread or any other again. I have one post that I will send by PM to another member and then that will be it.
1. You are rude.

2. Please don't tell me to go read other RFD posts and imply I need to grow thicker skin when you're the one running away at the first sight of someone calling you out on your rudeness. Were you never disciplined as child?

Taking something you said earlier: it's hardly my first rodeo.

I'm young enough and just old enough to have grown up with the internet. I've seen some $@%@. Kids will say the $%#^iest things but most of the time you can just rack it up as part of their immaturity.

You sound old enough that you should know better than to tell someone off by calling out their lack of credentials (especially when they, like you, never pretended to be anything else) and then to be shocked when someone else calls you out for being rude.

For someone who has posted almost everyday for the last 5 months, I'm genuinely surprised you're going to give up RFD because I chided you for being rude.

Guess I had the honor of being your last rodeo LOL. ;)
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Dec 7, 2005
337 posts
Maple Ridge
If anyone from the Vancouver area reads this thread (in particular Maple Ridge BC) I'm being quoted dental cleaning starting at $500 + $110 for a blood panel which was optional but recommended due to her age (14 years). She's a 10lb Chihuahua mix if it matters. This is from a vet I trust and go to every year. My last vet (Langley BC) before I moved charged me about $500ish all in.

Not sure if it's high or low but it was a shocker until I came here and read some of the prices being quoted. Part of owning a pet and they give back lots more so worth it.
Sep 5, 2017
3 posts
My dog needs teeth cleaning and extraction where are you located?
Nov 29, 2017
1 posts
Didi_beee wrote:
Oct 30th, 2013 9:16 pm
Ok so for a dog thats 15-30lbs, the price of dental scaling is $330 plus tax. This includes the pre-examination, in-clinic medication amd general anesthesia. Optional items like pre-anesthetic blood test is $65 and IV is $56 but its required for dogs 7yrs and above. If you need extractions, its $25 per tooth unless theres tons of extractions needed then the doctor can probably work something out with you.
Hope this helps!
Could I get the name of the vet please?
Jan 6, 2018
1 posts
HomeDesignsInc wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 4:47 pm
Could I get the name of the vet please?
Is your clinic offering any dental promotions this month?
Thank you
Dec 3, 2017
25 posts
that's pretty much expensive, better give 2-3 chew stick to your dog on daily basis which will help to clean the teeth a bit. Also brush at least on every alternate day basis which will clean the gum. If the situation is worst then no option rather than visiting vet clinic.
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Jul 25, 2008
860 posts
Hello all,

I rarely check this thread so if anyone comes asking for dental promos or the contact info of the clinic I work at, please PM me as I probably won't respond to you on time and yes there is dental promos going on this year, but keep in mind there have been some minor price increases compared to the original quote I gave earlier a few years back. It doesn't hurt to call/email the clinic though for a more detailed quote.

Mar 21, 2018
2 posts
does insurance cover this like my insurance cover mine?
how often does that happen?
May 15, 2018
1 posts
Hi Didi, do you still work for this vet? I have a Mini Pinscher and i just got quoted $2000 ..... what?!?!?! I’d love to hear more about your vet please. Thanks
Oct 29, 2018
1 posts

Are you still working at this vet? I have a 11yo male yorkiepoo, about 8lbs, who needs a cleaning and probably have a few teeth extracted. Looking for affordable quotes in the GTA.
Jul 1, 2019
1 posts
Hi @Didi_beee, is it possible to get the vet name.
Oct 31, 2015
56 posts
Now left AB
Some friends were discussing this the other day, after one of their spouses had the dog booked in for about $1000 worth and it's a smaller breed. One friend suggested switching to a good quality dog food a few years ago and commented that his dogs' teeth stayed a lot cleaner with the food as it contained less fillers. I have noticed similar results. I also regularly give my dog hard bones to chew and I think this also helps to keep teeth and gums healthier. Teeth cleaning were never such a promoted item at vet clinics years ago. Seems like it is now a major profit center for them ?