Cat dental care in San Francisco
November 22, 2010 11:02 PM Subscribe
About a year ago, the vet at the San Francisco SPCA told us our cat needed to get her teeth cleaned (and possibly have some teeth extracted) and that it would be almost $1000. We know we need to do this, and were wondering if there are cheaper (but still good) alternatives available in San Francisco.
posted by firemonkey to Pets & Animals (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our cat is now 7 years old. We tried to communicate to the SPCA staff that cost was an issue, and asked if there was any way we could pay in installments or if there were any other options. We were told we had to pay for the whole procedure upfront, and the only financial assistance we were offered was some sort of credit card with a slightly lower interest rate than average. I love organizations like the SF SPCA, but the lack of payment options really surprised me and seems kind of seems at odds with their mission. In any case, we want to be responsible pet owners and do the right thing, but we also have medical and dental bills of our own! What other options are there in San Francisco? I have also heard that anesthesia-free cleanings are cheaper, but I'm not sure if that is what is best for my cat. Any help is appreciated!