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Cost to treat Ear Mites at vet?

post #1 of 8
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I just took my kitten to the vet for her first shots and it turns out she had earmites, not a surprise, she came from an apartment with 6 pets in a tiny dirty space. But I feel like the vet charged me a fortune to treat them! And I didn't even know she would be charging me so much until it was too late. I am just curious if anyone else has had to pay for earmite treatment?
It was 20 to look at the slide to test for earmites,
30 for the washing,
and 20 for the revolution.
Added to the exam and her vaccination my bill was $128
Is that unusually expensive?
post #2 of 8
That's about right for the Revolution. That stuff is horribly expensive! I would say that would be about the same price if I'd have taken my cats to our former vet. It was $35 just to walk in the door!
post #3 of 8
That doesn't sound too horrible.
My vet knows me quite well so she usually skips fees for the slide and just charges me for the meds. She doesn't do Revoultion anymore but when she did it ranged from $10-15 for one tube.
Also, you've got to keep in mind if it was a really severe infestation then maybe they really needed to flush everything out quite well which is why that charge was added on.
It could have been cheaper but I don't think you were grossly overcharged..seems about normal to me
post #4 of 8
I'll tell you from personal experience, you want them to go ahead and clean and flush the ears out and then treat rather than have to continue going back to the vet for treatments for ear mites!
post #5 of 8
I just had to treat my new kitten for ear mites in September. The vet I took him too charged me 30 for the office visit and 15 for the medicine and cleaned his ears for no charge. However he did not use revolution and I had to take my kitten back 2 more times for treatment. He only charged me another 15 for each additional treatment and cleaned his ears again for no charge.

Here we are in January though and I suspect the mites are back even though none of my cats go outside and we keep a clean and tidy home. So we'll be paying a visit to our new vet and hopefully they will treat him with revolution.

I may have paid less then you did, but I don't feel like my kitten was treated as well as he could have been.
post #6 of 8
That doesn't sound too bad to me. It cost $83 for the vet to take two temps, weight them both, and do one stool panel for worms. That's it. No vaccinations, or anything else.
post #7 of 8
Some vets are much higher than others. Look around at other vets if you thought this 1 was to much.

Revolution is expensive, but for us it's been worth it!
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Sayrach View Post
I just took my kitten to the vet for her first shots and it turns out she had earmites, not a surprise, she came from an apartment with 6 pets in a tiny dirty space. But I feel like the vet charged me a fortune to treat them! And I didn't even know she would be charging me so much until it was too late. I am just curious if anyone else has had to pay for earmite treatment?
It was 20 to look at the slide to test for earmites,
30 for the washing,
and 20 for the revolution.
Added to the exam and her vaccination my bill was $128
Is that unusually expensive?
I paid $97 the last time Dusty was at the vet, and that was for ear drops $28, and the rest was exam. There were no vacs or blood tests. Oh yeah, there was $23 for looking at ear wax under the microscope and $47 for the office visit.
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