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I'm getting ready to take MuShu to his 1st visit to the vet soon. How much should I expect to be paying for the 1st health check up and vaccines etc. I know it probably varies but a ball park figure would help me. Thanx everyone! By the way, I'm in California
 

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good luck with your puppy! you are going to have so much fun!!! i live in santa barbara, ca and my first visit was about $180. that included her first set of shots, a first visit, a puppy package and lots of sentinel and capstar tablets for monthly use and emergencies. hope that helps!
 

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$180 is a lot more that I pay. We have an excellent vet at an animal medical center that is also a surgical center.

The first puppy visit is usually in the $50-60 range. I generally pay something between $30.00-$70.00 for routine visits; $70 for blood tests; spay plus microchipping and dental removal was about $250.00.

We do get the multiple pet discount, and I notice that as frequent clients we seem to get charged less, sometimes not at all, for routine or emergency visits (we had an elderly dog with a rapid health decline who passed away last year, and were frequently at the vets with her).

And I thought this was expensive (I'm in an upscale city in upstate New York) compared to what I paid in Texas, which was about 1/2 of what I pay here.
 

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I think my average is probably about $120. Once I walked out of there spending only $50 and the most recent was $250 for both boys. Peanut's dental cleaning and removing his retained puppy teeth cost a fortune!! Unfortunately my vet charges per tooth removed and with a mouthful of extra teeth, it all added up very quickly. I do notice on the itemized receipt that they leave off some charges now that I am on a first name basis with the owner and every vet and tech in the building
I just figure, I love my vet and I totally trust her, so it's worth it to me.
 

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The best is to call your local vets and ask. They will be willing to give you quotes online. Vets do have different prices so you can pick and choose (plus, check out the facility). I have found that price does not reflect the ability of the vet.
 

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well.. just for the visit to my local vet its $40... then you have to include all the other charges for procedures.

When i take kodie to a specialist its $80 just for the appointment.. and then add on all the procedures.

When I take Kodie to the emerency Vet its $94 to just get in to see someone (it used to be around $80.. they raised their prices!
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The cheepest place I went to so far was Cornell University.. haha..
(and trust me I've been to A LOT of hospitals)
 
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