Dental and specialty services

Puppy exam

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.

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Presurgical exam

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

Dental cleaning and minor extractions

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 surgeries
Eye enucleation (per eye) $175–$275
Cherry eye repair (per eye) $125–$175
Entropion repair (per eye) $125–$275
Medically necessary amputations
Tail amputation $150–$225
Toe amputation $175–$250
Limb amputation (pets under 30lbs) $350
Limb amputation (pets over 30lbs) $475–$600
Mass and cyst removals
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.  

Are you a shelter or rescue partner? Follow this link to request a dental or specialty surgery appointment.