If you’re looking for the cheapest way to keep your pet healthy and happy, the dental market may be a good place to start.
But not every pet needs to be your pet dentist.
Read more1/2 Share Peter Riley, from Melbourne, has been saving on his cat’s dental costs for the past seven years.
“It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster of costs and I’m pretty lucky that I’ve found a good dental professional,” he said.
“The average person would have to pay $800-1000 a year.”
When you have a cat, the cost is a lot lower than a dog or a dog-walker.
“I’ve managed to save myself $800 to $1000 a month.”
The average cost of a cat dental appointment is $2,000-3,000 a year, with some vets charging as much as $4,000.
A recent report found there were some people paying $1,000 to $2000 more a year for dental care.
Dr Peter Riley says he has been keeping his cat safe at home for the last seven years with a dental implant and a prosthetic collar.
“We have a big dog and it’s been very easy for me to get him to go and get a tooth extracted.”
There’s been quite a few times that he’s been in pain and had to be put down because of his swelling.
“Dr Riley says the implant has allowed him to save up to $600 a month, with the costs covered by the insurance that covers the implant.”
What I’m saving is a little bit of money for my cat,” he says.”
And it’s a bit less for the vet who has to see the dentist every month.
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