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What's the going rate for a Dental/Scale Polish?

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Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 11:53:43

Sparkling Cat is having one anyway but just curious. I forgot to ask the Vet and want to practice my 'is that all?' face. grin

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 11:55:02

Is it to be a full GA procedure, Sparkling? If so........

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 11:56:32

Yup-conked out, no food from 12am etc. I haven't booked it yet as she has just had the ok from the abcess, so next month I think.

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 11:58:01

Am I the only one who doesn't like asking the Vet what things cost? It's not because I can't afford it but that's what they will think if I ask. I do need to incorporate it in my budget.

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 11:58:59

Mmmm. I'd be guessing up to a couple of hundred then. (Just to prepare you so that you can keep a stoic face - it depends on the practice of course.)

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 12:00:33

I thought about that cozie. If it's less I can be all 'ooh is that all?' grin Poor Sparkling Cat.

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 12:04:16

She'll be fine - and it's good for her to maintain dental hygiene.

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 12:08:46

Yes, I will need to look into how we keep it up. The dental biscuits were ignored, and not a hope of getting anything near her mouth. sad

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 12:13:29

Fresh raw bones (eg organic chicken bones) are supposed to be good for dental maintenance. I say organic only because those are firmer and less likely to splinter.

I've not tried them myself I add - other posters may have and may be able to advise.

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 12:16:19

The vet was saying about crunching bones when catching stuff. But Sparkling Cat doesn't eat them-just delivers them. Our old cat chewed up the whole thing and left that one bit on the patio. Bleurgh.

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 12:18:28

This looks interesting.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Thu 02-May-13 12:25:17

Our boy was scaled and polished under GA last October and it was £106.

It must have been hurting his mouth before because afterwards he was skipping about and so much happier. We have two cats, they're only young (aged 2 and 3) both fed the same, but one is just more prone than the other to tarter build up. I was told even if a cat is insured this isn't the sort of thing covered as a rule.

It was suggested we try to brush his teeth grin but fgs a cat won't let you do that! I did try sprinkling something on the food, cant remember the name, but they wouldn't eat it <typical>.

Following the scale and polish I did buy some 'toothpaste' for cats from Ebay and he sometimes licks a bit off his paw. He's 'supposed' to be eating mainly biscuits now, but again a cat will only do what it wants and he likes pouch food mainly and kicks up a terrible rumpus until he gets his own way.

So as he's just prone to it I guess it could be something that'll need doing every couple of years or so. It's important cats don't lose teeth though so we'll be keeping an eye on him from now on.

Good luck to Sparklingcat. I hope she's as comfortable post scale and polish as ours boy was. It made a huge differencesmile He's always been good natured but I think his mouth had been bothering him more than I knewsad

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 12:27:39

Thanks for that Chewing. I think some cats must be more prone to it than others. Yes, insurance doesn't cover dental stuff so I guess it's quite common.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 02-May-13 13:20:52

It really depends where you are in the country the recent range I saw was £90 to £700shock for a regular cat dental,

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 13:25:58

£700 ?????

Was that inserting gold teeth?

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 14:00:05

Moggie Dentures Lone? shock I think I had better brace myself.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 02-May-13 18:02:36

Ah £700 was at a group practice in London well know for racking up it's charges. The comment was no dental leaves for less than £700!!!!

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 18:08:33

I have emailed the vets to ask how much. Interesting to see what the reply is.

cozietoesie Thu 02-May-13 18:09:53


RightsaidFreud Thu 02-May-13 18:10:47

When our boy had his done about 2 years ago it was £130. Probably going to have to go again this year!

Sparklingbrook Thu 02-May-13 18:17:32

That sounds more like it Right.

VeganCow Sun 05-May-13 11:54:02

Also depends whether any teeth need removing.
I would expect anything between 100 - 400 but why not ring them up and ask for an exact figure which they can give you.

Sparklingbrook Sun 05-May-13 14:14:41

No extractions fortunately Vegan. Still not had a reply so I will pop in.

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