Q. How much does it cost to to see if your puppy have something in its throat or stomach stuck in there?
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM
A. This is a question that can only be answered by the vet you are going to see. If there is something stuck in the throat, your vet may be able to take it out without sedation or an endoscope. If the foreign body is deeper or the puppy is very stressed then it will need to be sedated for the procedure. You should make a few phone calls to your local vets and/or Pet ER and they will give you a price range over the phone. And when you see the chosen veterinaring (and you should do so ASAP if you suspect a foreign body in your puppy's throat or stomach) you can ask for a treatment estimate before going ahead with diagnostics, etc.
A. Exam fees will vary between veterinarians and geographic regions. A "simple" exam shouldn't cost too much but if radiographs are required, your costs may be in the couple hundred dollar range. Call the local clinics and ask. Most clinics will provide an estimate as a matter of hospital policy.
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Usually an x-ray would be the cheapest option. Your puppy might need to be sedated for that procedure. Depending on your geographical location it can cost anywhere between 200$-400$