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Re: cats teeth and other ways to spend our money


If I had to spend that kind of money I would need a distemper shot myself!

David Franzman
A Touch of the Tropics
www.atouchofthetropics.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money


> The office visit is $18.00, then add:
> Feline Lukemia booster vaccination, $15.00
> Feline Infectious Peritonitis booster vaccination, $15.00
> Feline Immuno Virus booster vaccination, $15.00
> Rabies booster vaccination, $10.00
> Distemper/Calici/Rhino-TR booster vaccination, $15.00
> 6 month Flea Program shot, $30.00
> And he checks the mouth and gums, ears, etc., and cleans the teeth, no
> charge.
> so that's $118.00 a year times 5.....if none of them gets in any trouble.
> Also, all but Slugger have been checked and/or treated for Bartonelosis
(Cat
> Scratch Fever).  That's $30 for the test and then I don't recall the cost
> for treatment.
>
> Kitty
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 10:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money
>
>
> > $18.00??????!!!! Great Day, what vet do you go to? I could pay to fly me
> and
> > my dogs for an annual exam up there for what it costs me to take them
> here.
> > Annuals for both dogs here run me about $300-$400  (if I get their teeth
> > cleaned too) Although, an annual usually involves me refilling some of
> their
> > various, daily prescriptions. Which are really expensive.  OUCH
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 11:59 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money
> >
> >
> > > The cleaning doesn't cost a penny, it is part of the annual checkup -
an
> > > $18.00 office visit charge plus the cost of any vaccinations.
> > > And BTW, a red line at the gum line is a strong indication of
> > Bartonelosis.
> > > Ohter problems can also evidence themselves in the cat's mouth, too,
so
> > it's
> > > important that this be part of an annual exam.  Same as my own
hygienist
> > > checks for cancers when she cleans my teeth.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 10:28 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] cats teeth and other ways to spend our money
> > >
> > >
> > > > What does that cost to have their teeth cleaned?  Just curious!
Have
> > you
> > > > ever seen a cat with rotted teeth?  Man, oh man!  Vets these
> days...what
> > > > won't they are their pharmaceutical friends think of next.
> > > >
> > > > David Franzman
> > > > A Touch of the Tropics
> > > > www.atouchofthetropics.net
> > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 8:44 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jesse's computer
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > ???  Why not?  Imagine what your teeth would be like if yours were
> > never
> > > > > cleaned.
> > > > > My vet also filled cavities on one of my cats.
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > > From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 10:17 PM
> > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jesse's computer
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > You guys get your cats teeth cleaned???  Tell me you are
kidding!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > David Franzman
> > > > > > A Touch of the Tropics
> > > > > > www.atouchofthetropics.net
> > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > > > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 8:28 PM
> > > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jesse's computer
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > 3 or 4 YEARS?????
> > > > > > > They'd have to put me under too if tartar was left to build up
> > that
> > > > > long.
> > > > > > > My boys get it done every year, no anesthetic, and no extra
> cost.
> > I
> > > > > > > mentioned what you'd said to my vet and he said it is common
in
> > some
> > > > > > places
> > > > > > > to just hand over your cat, but he wouldn't want to trust
anyone
> > who
> > > > > > would't
> > > > > > > let you be there while your cat was being treated (not that
your
> > > vet's
> > > > > not
> > > > > > > trustworthy, just good to be there to see what's being done)
He
> > > also
> > > > > > feels
> > > > > > > anesthetic's not necessary and is expensive.  He said he has
> > clients
> > > > who
> > > > > > > come to him twice a year from Cleveland - about 5 hrs away -
> > because
> > > > the
> > > > > > > vets there insist on anesthetic.  They found it was cheaper to
> > make
> > > > the
> > > > > > trip
> > > > > > > and visit friends than to pay the Cleveland vet and put their
> cats
> > > > > through
> > > > > > > the anesthetic.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Kitty
> > > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > > > > > From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
> > > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > > Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 9:43 PM
> > > > > > > Subject: [CHAT] Jesse's computer
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > &#65279;Jesse's computer at home is fried.  Kids got into
> > > something
> > > > > and
> > > > > > it
> > > > > > > got
> > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > virus.  So she'll be out of pocket  computer-wise until
> Tuesday,
> > > > since
> > > > > > > she's
> > > > > > > > taking
> > > > > > > > Monday off from work.  Just thought you'd like to know.  She
> > > needed
> > > > > > > something
> > > > > > > > else
> > > > > > > > on her plate - not.  Sugar is still very mad at me for
taking
> > her
> > > to
> > > > > the
> > > > > > > vet
> > > > > > > > today.
> > > > > > > > She's  still pretty wobbly from the anesthesia, but she's
done
> > > until
> > > > > > next
> > > > > > > year
> > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > we only have to do the teeth-cleaning thing every 3 or 4
> years.
> > > > Good
> > > > > > > thing
> > > > > > > > too
> > > > > > > > 'cause it ain't cheap.   But my angel is worth every penny.
> And
> > > > every
> > > > > > > hole
> > > > > > > > she
> > > > > > > > put in my shoulder taking her in there today.  Ouch.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Pam Evans
> > > > > > > > Kemp, TX
> > > > > > > > zone 8A
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > >
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