Pepper, a 3 year old domestic shorthair cat, came to Jarrettsville Veterinary Center when her owner sought a second opinion as to whether or not she needed to have a tooth extracted. Pepper’s owner had been to another vet in the area, and was given an estimate of $800 – $1000 for a dental cleaning and extraction, and due to the signficant expense, she wanted a second opinion. While Pepper’s owner wanted to the right thing for her cat, she found the original estimate to be cost prohibitive and was concerned about raising adequate funds for the procedure.
Diseased pre-molar on lower left side, accompanied by gum recession, redness and obvious discomfort.
Pepper underwent a stage 1 scale and polish, and needed to have one tooth extracted.
Anesthesia, additional 15 minutes $22.50
Scale and polish, stage 1 $75
IV catheter placement $40
IV fluids $50
Tooth extraction, 2 root (single tooth) $40
Dental suture $24
TOTAL COST: $376.50
Pepper’s story is shared with permission from her owner.
This story was published by Suzanne Cannon on behalf of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center.
Pepper did very well and had an uneventful recovery from her procedure. She’s no longer having any pain since her diseased tooth was removed.