When I adopted my dog a few days ago from the ASPCA, I was told I would need to pay $100 to have "moderate tartar on the back teeth" cleaned.
From one vet, I got a "conservative estimate" of $500-$750. From another vet, $250-$300.
I don't care about the money, but I don't want to get cheated either. What is reasonable, and why did the SPCA tell me the procedure will cost so much less than what the vets have said?
He is a 1.5 year old, 55 pound Afghan-hound (other half probably shepherd or collie) in otherwise very good health.
Thank you for any advice. I'm giving a pep talk to my wallet right now...