Next step: Dental Rads
You ask, "Have you noticed any fractures prior to this exam? Any recent changes with Fred? Does he enjoy chew toys at home?"
"Fred has several favorite chew toys."
The "actual" cost of these chew toys..
- NylaBones $5-$15 (edible vs. non-edible)
- Antlers $5-25
- Bag of rawhides $12-20
- routine dental, no extractions $250-400
- advanced dental w/ extractions $500-800
- +/- PAP, additional findings, pain meds, fluids, etc.
Routine dental exams & cleaning = PRICELESS
Preventing Future Dental Disease and Complications
- monitor chewing: objects & time
- brushing teeth
- routine cleanings w/ sedation
- approved chew toy products & edibles