Canine Diseases & Treatment : Dog Dental Diseases

Dental diseases in dogs are quite common, as tartar can build up, causing inflammation along the gum line, known as gingivitis, growths on the gums and tooth…

What is the actual cost of the anesthesia used for an animal dental cleaning?

Question by Peace_love_granola: What is the actual cost of the anesthesia used for an animal dental cleaning?
To put a 15 lb dog “under” anesthesia for a dental cleaning, what is the cost differential, compared to what a veterinarian pays to rent/buy a whole tank of anesthesia? I once heard that it was about 40 cents, but that seems nuts, since most vets charge between $ 250.00 and $ 1200.00 for a routine dental cleaning these days… Thanks for any help!

Best answer:

Answer by Heidi
I’m sure it’s more than 40 cents. The gloves that each surgeon uses during the procedure are probably 40 cents.

I couldn’t find the price of a tank of anesthesia, but I do know that, at an average vet’s office, for a dog up to 10 lbs, anesthesia is $ 118 and it’s another $ 5 for every pound. When you add that to the cost of the actual procedure, you can end up in the $ 3-400 range. The best way to handle your pet’s dental health is to clean them yourself with a soft toothbrush once a week. They also make chew toys that are specially for dental cleaning. If your animal is showing signs of plaque (black or brown around gumline) there is a spray sold that you can use to help break it down.

Most animals don’t need surgical dental cleanings until they are older (like, 10+) as long as you take care of their teeth until then.

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Funny Fur Promotes National Pet Dental Health Month

Funny Fur Promotes National Pet Dental Health Month

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

Funny Fur, a leading online and Houston luxury pet boutique, is promoting National Pet Dental Health Month with special offers on pet dental products. All preventative and home care products, including rubber dog toys, bones and chews will be 15% off during the month of February.

Pet owners play an important role in the overall oral health of their animals. Practicing regular at-home dental care will help dogs and cats ward off bad breath, gum disease, infections, and heart disease. With preventative home care coupled with regular vet check ups, pets can keep a clean, healthy mouth.

“With so many different pet dental products on the market today, pet owners have many options to fit their lifestyle and pet’s preference,” says Karen Clark, Funny Fur Associate. “If your dog doesn’t like getting their teeth brushed, some great alternatives are leave-in sprays, gels and foams or even a water additive to help reduce the buildup of plaque and tartar. Dog bones and chews, as well as rubber dog toys and ones made from rope also work well for scraping off plaque and tartar buildup.”

Discounts in three categories on Funny Fur’s website will be available in the month of February to encourage customers to start an at-home dental care regimen. Special promotion codes must be entered to receive these 15% off discounts.

Pet Dental Care Category, use promo code DENTALFEB

Dog Chews & Bones, use promo code CHEWSFEB

Rubber Dog Toys, use promo code RUBBERFEB

Regular at-home dental care is the first step in prevention of dental disease in pets. Pets can live longer, healthier lives if oral care managed and maintained. Pet Dental Health Month is the perfect time to start a dental routine. Funny Fur aims to educate and promote pet dental care all month long on their blog, La La Doggy, and on their social networking pages on Facebook and Twitter. Please visit the company’s website for more information. Special offers are valid online only.

About Funny Fur

Funny Fur is a luxury pet boutique dedicated to helping pet owners find everything they fancy with convenience and ease, all in one place, for their stylish dogs. Happy dogs and their smitten pet parents dig there for fashion forward designer dog apparel and clothes, one of a kind doggy couture wear, fashionable pet carriers, designer dog accessories, collars & harnesses, eco-friendly grooming & spa care, novelty dog toys, handmade pet jewelry, organic dog treats, pet furniture, premium and all natural & holistic pet foods and treats, and other fabulous dog gifts and goodies. “At Funny Fur, you can turn your pup into a prince or princess. Everything dog, everyday™. Happy pets dig here™. And that’s the way we like it.” Funny Fur contributes to local animal rescues and other non-profit organizations dedicated to the wellness of animals.


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‘Healthy Teeth for Pets’ Campaign Urges Pet Parents to Make a Pledge For Their Pet’s Dental Health

‘Healthy Teeth for Pets’ Campaign Urges Pet Parents to Make a Pledge For Their Pet’s Dental Health

Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) February 11, 2009

Leaders in pet-care, Iams®, Eukanuba®, Iams Veterinary Formulas and Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), launched a “Healthy Teeth for Pets” campaign Web site , a resource for pet parents to learn about the importance of pet dental health. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop gum disease by the age of three years. Through the Web site’s educational videos pet owners can learn how to brush their pet’s teeth and identify common dental problems. As part of the campaign, pet dental kits will be sent to select veterinary hospitals and retail outlets. The “Healthy Teeth for Pets” dental kit includes a finger brush, a teeth cleaning tracking chart, a guide for good oral health, money saving coupons for Iams and Eukanuba products and information about VPI, the oldest and largest pet health insurance company in the U.S.

“The Web site is designed to be a resource for consumers to go to learn about the importance of dental care,” said Amy Dicke, DVM, technical services veterinarian at Procter & Gamble Pet-Care. “In light of pet dental awareness month, we hope that by educating pet parents about their pet’s dental health we can contribute to the early recognition and prevention of dental problems.”

A recent American Animal Hospital Association study shows that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care that is recommended as essential by veterinarians. The “Healthy Teeth for Pets” campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of oral care in dogs and cats to help them live longer, healthier lives.

The campaign suggests that pet owners partake in a dental health program that incorporates the 3Ds:

1) Daily Brushing – Make it a routine to brush your pet’s teeth every day – it will remove plaque and slow the development of tartar.

2) Dentistry – Consult your veterinarian about regular teeth check-ups annually or semi-annually. A teeth cleaning performed by a veterinarian is the only way to remove tartar for pets.

3) Diet – Diet is important to good oral health. Some dry dog diets such as Iams and Eukanuba can help block tartar formation as it incorporates a patented, proprietary technology in many of its foods – a dental defense system.

For more information about caring for your pet’s dental health please visit, or call 1800-297-4267.

About P&G Pet Care

For more than 60 years, Procter & Gamble Pet Care (NYSE: PG), the maker of Iams® and Eukanuba®, has enhanced the well-being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods and pet-care products. To learn more about Eukanuba and Iams Dog & Cat Foods, or general pet care and nutrition information, call the Iams Consumer Care Center at (800) 446-3075. You can also visit us on the Web at or

About Procter & Gamble

Three billion times a day, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Folgers®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Actonel®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, and Braun®. The P&G community consists of 138,000 employees working in more than 80 countries worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.


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