I was at the vet today because our dog Donner has had an ear infection. I went there about 4 weeks ago to get some meds for Donners ear. I had to go back 2 weeks ago for a "recheck" and the vet was still not happy with the inside of his ear..said he still had a bunch of **** in it. Okay, fast forward to today..went for the 3rd recheck and she decided that because he fusses so much to clean his ears, and there is still so much hair in his ears she needs to sedate him to get the ears cleaned,plucked and flushed really good. I also know that plucking the hair out of the dogs ear is a little controversial as well.. Anyway, I go to the front desk to arrange for this to be done and find out that by sedating the dog, she meant putting him under general anesthesia and showed me the estimate bill which came to $330. :? I told her that I thought that this was a little excessive and I left with my dog!! I guess I won't be going back there anymore! If my dog was in pain or fussing with his ears anymore I would absolutely try to do something here..but he's not fussing anymore, hardly anything comes out of his ears when I clean them and he seems absolutely fine otherwise..My gut tells me she's trying to get my money!! :evil: Any thoughts on this??