Many pet owners put off their pet’s dental treatment out of fear of the cost. There’s no doubt that dental care for pets can be pricey, but there is no reason your furry friend has to suffer!
The cost of pet dental treatment will depend on a number of different factors. First is whether you go to a private veterinarian’s office in Idaho Falls or to a local shelter clinic. Secondly, senior dogs may require additional blood work to determine whether it is safe to administer the anesthesia. In addition, there will be additional charges for a pre-dental exam, tooth extractions, and any additional work that may be needed.
What About Pet Insurance?
We think pet insurance is great, but there are some downsides. It’s quite common to pay at least $300 a year for pet insurance. Over the life of a dog or cat that can total $5,000 or more. Many people rightfully feel that they are not going to have a big expense like that.
According to a Consumer Reports analysis, most pet owners are better off putting the money they would spend on premiums for pet insurance into a savings account and using that money to cover medical costs for a dog or cat.
Some emotional pet parents agree to treatments that aren’t in a pet’s best interest.
In some cases, if they don’t want to lose a beloved friend they may agree to surgery or other treatments. But in some instances, these pets may continue to live for just a short period and their quality of life may be affected.
But the good news is that we now offer a great, affordable option!
At Skyline Animal Hospital, we want to relieve your financial burden and make pet dentistry (or other pet care in general) as stress-free as possible.
We are proud to announce our Dental Savings Account Program! We can now process your debit or credit card at regular intervals that fit within your budget.
You choose the amount you want to contribute…$20, $30, $40…the date of the withdrawal and the amount is up to you. Your contributions will go directly into your account once a month so that when your pet’s oral health needs attention, most – if not all – of the money will be waiting for you.
Don’t let finances play a role in deciding what you should do for your pet, let us help you make those decisions easier. Call your veterinary in Idaho Falls and visit us today for more information regarding our Dental Savings Account Program.