Animal Humane Society's Kindest Cut program offers a select menu of basic and affordable dental cleanings, minor tooth extractions, and specialty surgeries for pets of income-qualified pet owners.
These services are only available to otherwise healthy animals. Any required after care is the responsibility of the owner.
We do not have the ability to perform dental x-rays, major extractions and other advanced dental procedures. If your pet requires dental work that Kindest Cut does not provide, please see your local veterinarian or consider visiting another clinic.
We require a presurgical exam before you can schedule your pet's dental or specialty procedure. You can visit Melrose Animal Clinic at any time during walk-in wellness hours (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) for this presurgical exam.
Pets over the age of 5 will require presurgical bloodwork. Any pet with dental disease grade 3 or 4 will also require presurgical bloodwork and preoperative antibiotic therapy.
Staff will schedule your dental appointment as soon as the presurgical exam is complete.
Dental and specialty services and fees
All dental patients receive a dental examination, general anesthesia, teeth scaling, polishing and fluoride treatment, intravenous fluid therapy, antibiotic and pain medication during their dental procedure, three days of postoperative pain medication if indicated, and a complimentary nail trim. Additional pain medication is available upon request at a cost $7 plus tax.
|Preoperative antibiotics||$10-$20||Preoperative blood panel||$32|
|Minor dental extractions||$5 per tooth|
|Simple cleaning (grade 2)||$150**|
|Extensive cleaning (grades 3-4)||$200**|
|Cleaning with extractions||$250**|
** Preoperative antibiotics, blood panel, and dental extractions not included.
|Eye enucleation (per eye)||$175–$275|
|Cherry eye repair (per eye)||$125–$175|
|Entropion repair (per eye)||$125–$275|
|Limb amputation (pets under 30lbs)||$350|
|Limb amputation (pets over 30lbs)||$475–$600|
|Cystotomy (includes post op radiographs and stone analysis)||$300–$500|
|Mass removal: Depends on size, location and number of masses. Histopathology is an additional fee.|