Hello all - new member here with some questions about my kitty. I've got a 13-year-old male cat named Murphy. I went in last week for a problem Murphy was experiencing (he was experiencing pain when jumping, but a few days rest and all is fine again, so no worries there). While the vet was checking him out, he noticed that my cat had some dental issues. I recently brought my cat from the care of my parents in CA since they were leaving the country for an indefinte amount of time. We had Murphy since he was a teeny little kitten. He was about five when I left for college and so they took care of them for the next eight years. They took him for his vaccination every year and he's healthy as the vet can tell. Very happy and lively cat. So anyways, back to last week...the vet, which is the first vet I've seen here in town since I brought him back from CA in 08/03, said he has some teeth problems. Saying that he has some gum missing, gingivitis, and pyorrhea. He told me that he had to perform a teeth extraction or cleaning of some sort (now I could be totally wrong with the teeth extraction and cleaning as I don't remember what exactly he told me needed to be done to Murphy). Now I very well intend to pay whatever I have to to get Murphy better or help prevent pain/sufffering in his life, but he said everything would cost between $200 - $225. And wouldn't the vet in CA that my parents took him to mentioned something like this? I'm not saying I'm cheap or anything, but is $$$ amount right? Should I go to another vet to see? I know that would probably cost me more money to get a second opinion, but I'd like to get some feedback from y'all as I'm out practice with the whole having a pet thing. I'm trying to learn as fast as possible though. Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
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10/20/03 at 8:41am