Thank you all for your feedback!! I feel so lucky to have found this forum
Okay so I am definitely going forward with the dental regardless of cost. However, I'm looking around the internet at "Cat Dental Prices" and am seeing some REALLY low numbers compared to what my vet quoted me. I understand that everyone's situation is different, but can anyone tell me if this is normal or insane?? I will probably call around to other local hospitals to see as well. I am in San Diego, CA where everything is $$$$$.
We're looking at:
FE CBC/Chem/Amyl/t4/FeLV/FIV 8044 bloodwork tests - $107
Cystocentesis - $14
Ultrasound guided-only if needed $17
Urinalysis pre dental- $38
That's the "pre" stuff.. then on day of they seem very thorough which I'm glad for. Anesthesia monitoring, surgical tech, fluids & iv, dental complete scale polish, dental fluoride, radiographs, nerve blocks, extractions, gingival incisions, post care and monitoring, & drugs cost ranging from $589.51 - $1444.21 (on top of pre dental) depending on how severe of a case she is.
(I didn't bother to itemize everything or mention everything they are doing because I type fast but didn't want to go overboard.)
Laura & Kitty