I took my 2 year old pit bull in for a dental. I told them he had a broken canine but did not know how bad it was.
The vet called a few hours later to say the my dog was waking up from the anesthesia and was taking longer than expected to recover. In regards to the tooth the pulp was visible and I would need to decide what I wanted to do. He said we could talk when I came to pick him up. At that time he said there was a specialist that comes to town a couple times a month and he could do a root canal or extract the tooth.
The cost would be roughly $2000 for a root canal. I left and later talked to my roommate who had worked for Banfield for many years. She said I should have been notified while he was still under anesthesia so I could decide if I wanted an extraction it could be done without putting him under again. Especially since he had trouble coming out of the anesthesia the first time.
She was horrified I had not been notified while he was still under. I took him to another vet for a second opinion (outside Banfield) he quoted me a price of $591 to extract the tooth and he was also very much surprised I was not contacted prior to him being brought out of anesthesia.
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.
Reason of review: Pricing issue.