Our vet has suggested for several years that it would be good to schedule a dental exam to see if teeth extractions are needed. They seem to think that is something we should consider but cant tell us until they do it how many teeth will need to be extracted. Our kitty is about 13 years old, she seems to eat ok and refuses to eat wet food, only kibble and her fave "bisque" treat. She's on heavy dosage of atopica (50 mg daily) and has been showing signs of possible arthritis: she is moving slower, go up the stairs slow and has more trouble jumping up or down. She has lost some weight overtime as she is not eating as much, tends to graze small amounts very frequently but that also seems to be due to her brother being increasingly territorial, eating her left oversbefore she can get back to them. Her appetite is also reduced when on attopica.(which was a good thing as she used to be very much overweight). Bottom line is, i struggle to go through the dental surgery. It is major anesthesia, shes older, still eating and I worry she wont recover well or at all at this age, or wouldnt understand. Shes turned a corner age wise, compared to her brother and I would like to make her last years ascomfortable as possible. How did you decide to go through with dental care?