$2200+ for a cat dental cleaning?
We are in Ontario, Canada.
We have been with this vet since he was born. Since the old doc passed away in 2014 the clinic has been under new management and fees have gone crazy.
Every year we visited they've been saying Mocha has dental problems, and need cleaning. I have not noticed any chewing or eating problem. I monitor him eating food everyday. He licks wet food and swallow dry kibbles without much chewing since he was a kitten. He normally chews a little on larger kibbles or treats, and shows no sign of pain or discomfort.
We sent him for one in 2015 and the bill was $1200+ with 1 tooth extracted. I have not noticed any difference before and after the cleaning in terms of Mocha's eating/playing behavior.
Last year they said again Mocha needed a Dental cleaning/surgery and quoted us for $2200+.
So my question is:
1. How do pet owners know if their pets need dental cleaning?
2. Does the $2200+ quote make sense?