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kat1957kat1957 Forumite
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My cat George needs teeth extracting, last year I was given a written quote of just over £400, now from the same vet Ive been given a verbal quote of over £700, when I queried it he said that the first quote wasn’t for a senior cat, should I get a second opinion?

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  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    Yes, there is nothing to lose doing that  They do have to give a different anasetic(sp)   with older cats and dogs
    I am in Northern Ireland and was quoted £265 that included no matter how many teeth out etc and she was 16.  But has she had kidney problems they decided she might not survive being put under.
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    kat1957 said:
    My cat George needs teeth extracting, last year I was given a written quote of just over £400, now from the same vet Ive been given a verbal quote of over £700, when I queried it he said that the first quote wasn’t for a senior cat, should I get a second opinion?

    Was George not a senior cat when you asked for the first quote and now he is classed as 'senior'?
    Or is the vet saying you were misquoted initially?
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    Older animals  have a higher risk with aneasthetic, just as older people do They need xtra monitoring and care. They also use a different  aneasthetic  gas for older animals.
    All this costs more money than a routine op for a younger animal.
     Prices this year will have increased over last year  which will also reflect on the cost.
    Your cat is a year older so may now come under the category of a 'senior' cat.
      
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