Post by weloveourweasels on Feb 6, 2012 0:01:40 GMT -5
I'm making her an appt tomorrow just curious how much it might be if anyone has had an incisor removed from their ferret. She's squinting in pain in her right eye so Im giving her metacam until the appt. She's also 7+yo and a small girl so I'm worried about the procedure.
You know what works better then novacane? cattail juice, won't feel the tooth removle at all, no sine efects. What works better then that? That sleepy sleepy stuff. Besides, at a ferrets size, how much can it hurt right? But first I wanna know just how bad the little tooth iratation realy is.
Post by hurricanekatt on Feb 6, 2012 3:40:33 GMT -5
At the clinic I work at a dental starts at around $200-300. I want to say that it's around $250-350 high/low end estimate for a feline dental cleaning. If there are tooth extractions it goes up from there due to increased time under anestesia (more doctor time and more anestesia meds), and medications (pain meds and antibiotics). I'm sure that it will be a little different for a ferret. Also it will very if they do a cleaning or not, I'd imaine while she's under they'd want to clean herteeth while they were in there but that doesn't mean they'll have to. Also it obviously varies by clinic, location, etc. In the appt tomorrow they'll probably charge an exam fee and possibly x rays to check out her tooth, then book surgery for a later day. After looking at the tooth they'll be able to make a more accurate estimate for the dental procedure. They may want to do bloodwork before surgery too to check her liver, kidney, and CBC values to see if she's safe to put under anestesia esp being that she's an older ferret. I'm just going off of how things are run at our clinic though for cats and dogs. It's possible the clinic there will do things entirely differently. The only real way to be sure is to call and ask. Good luck!
Post by weloveourweasels on Feb 6, 2012 6:17:33 GMT -5
Great advice thanks. Now what happens if they decide shes not a good surgical canidate...I would hate to have her be on pain meds and soft food all the time. She is a lot less active then the others but she still plays even while in pain from the tooth. So hopefully she checks out ok. I trust my normal vet but I might have to call a couple different vets to see about prices.
Post by sheilaamistone1974 on Feb 6, 2012 15:30:17 GMT -5
When pearl came to me she had a badly broken tooth. Cant reamber the exact cost but i know it was between $200-$300. At the time, she only weighed not even 2 pounds. They also let her bonded sister stay with her for no extra charge.
Post by hurricanekatt on Feb 6, 2012 17:39:47 GMT -5
Weight does make a difference. For example here's our BASELINE estimates for dental cleanings: canine dental no extractions: 283-393 feline dental no extractions: 268-378
That does not include the pre-op exam ($57.50 for a dog or cat or $69.50 for anything else aka "exotics"), bloodwork ($66.50 for a basic pre-op panel or up to over $150 for a full geriatric screen), and extractions. With extractions you add as I mentioned before, time under and meds (pain and antibiotics). The pre-op exam and bloodwork must be done a few days prior to the surgery to allow time for the blood results to come back.
What you make up for in weight you may end up paying in exotic fees, but I have a feeling it will still be a bit less than a feline dental with extractions. I'll see if I can fidn a quote for that. Keep in mind too that IN GENERAL our vetting costs are significantly more expensive up here in AK than in the Lower 48.