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Posted by jimsworld on April 28, 2003 at 22:25:34:
In Reply to: Is she going to make it?? posted by Linda G on April 27, 2003 at 09:28:33:
:You need to find another vet. This price is crazy!!!
:My turt had an ear abcess several years ago. It only
:cost me $85 to have the surgery. It is a very simple
:surgery. They give a little anesthesia and then just
:make a small cut and take out the pus. They do not even
:stitch it. It remains open to clean and it heals on its
:own. I would give that vet a piece of my mind!!
:It does need to be taken care of but you have time to
:shop around. Keep us posted
I agree Linda...We charge an average of $90.00 for this procedure.. I does vary depending on the extent and the species. My guess would be this vet does not do this very often and is trying to compensate for her efforts.. Look around before you commit...How much damage can an abcess cause...Well, it is an infection and would be best treated...The longer it goes the harder it is for the turtle to recover. The incision is always left open to allow for drainage. If it were closed before it dried up...The procedure would be in vain...Hope this helps....