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Question DetailsAsked on 7/12/2015

How much does it coast to have a small dogs teth cleaned

The coast of have a small dogs teeth cleansed?

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Like everything else in life, it depends. If your are talking about just brushing the teeth gently with a brush or ridged finger appliance and doggie (NOT human) toothpaste, you can do this yourself for $20 or so. Grooming salons can do the same and prices vary. Pet stores with grooming facilities also do this for varying prices.

If you need plaque and tartare removal, this is in a vet's wheelhouse and it will cost you much more, several hundred dollars. Prices are based on what the vet think his/her time is worth, plus fees for anesthesia gas, heart monitors, blood work before the procedure, antibiotics, and so on. The size of the dog only affects the amount of anesthesia gas used to knock the patient out.

Vets can extract bad teeth and with your permission do so during the cleaning. Each extraction will cost more (and leave your dog with fewer teeth). One option is to consider a vet specialized in dog dentistry. These vets can perform root canals and other typically human procedures to save a dog's teeth. Costs begin about $1200 and go up from there depending upon amount of work and needs of the dog. This service is especially useful if one of the bad teeth is a canine or large molar either of which forms a major portion of the dog's jaw and extraction would weaken the mouth.

In summary, the answer to your question is from a do-it-yourself toothbrushing for about $20 to several thousand dollars for specialized dental work. Most typically a veterinarian dental cleaning without extractions but including anesthesia is a few hundred dollars.

Answered 5 years ago by SalisburySam

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