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Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Dentals

Dental health is an extremely important part of your pet’s overall health, and it is the reason that annual dental appointments to examine an animal’s gums and teeth are highly recommended. These annual dental visits allow our veterinarians to check for early signs of oral issues and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.

Veterinary dental procedures at Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic begin with an oral exam by one of our staff veterinarians to evaluate the overall oral health of your pet.

The actual dental procedure includes the cleaning, scaling, polishing and filing your pet’s teeth, as well as extraction or repair, if necessary. Closely supervised by a veterinarian, a thorough dental cleaning is performed while the animal is under anesthesia.

Make your pet’s dental health a priority. Dental problems can cause—or be caused—by other health issues, which is why your pet’s oral health is so important.

Signs & Symptoms of Oral Decay

Pets can become irritable and may experience behavioral changes when suffering with dental problems. If your dog or cat is exhibiting any of the signs listed below, you should consider a dental exam:

  • Bad breath
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Abnormal chewing or difficulty in chewing
  • Reduced appetite or weight loss
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth Swelling in or around the mouth

Dental Prices

At Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic, our costs for dental care are priced as follows:
Dogs: $275.00 • Cats: $250.00

These prices include:

  • A basic exam
  • Sedation
  • A complete blood count & pre-anesthesia blood work
  • Antibiotics
  • IV fluids
  • Scaling
  • Minor extractions
  • Polishing

Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic’s low-to-moderate cost pricing structure makes high quality veterinary care and wellness services available to all cats and dogs in Manatee County and in all surrounding counties. There are also many options available for those families that are facing financial hardships to help offset the cost of care, thanks to grants and community support.

For more information about available wellness and preventative services or to make an appointment, call 941-747-8808, Option #1, or send an e-mail to clinic@humanesocietymanatee.org.

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Effective April 3, visits to the Adoption Center and Pet Food Pantry are available by appointment only.

Please call 941-747-8808 x 313 or email adoptions@humanesocietymanatee.org to schedule.

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