Hi all. One of my cats ( who’s 3) I noticed has slightly bad breath and when I look at her gums the top ones are red ... not as red as the pics you see on the internet of cats with gum disease. She’s eating, drinking. And acting normal but when I tried to look in her mouth you could tell it was uncomfortable for her so I took her to the vets this afternoon. They said they want to take ALL her teeth out,except the front ones and want to X-ray all her gums this would be around £800!! What’s confused and angered me is the fact that about 4 years ago our Maine coon had bad teeth so we took her and they did a scale and polish first. She was then fine for a couple years before they needed to remove 4 teeth. She had stopped eating and was drooling which is why we took her to vets. How come they don’t want to scale and polish this cats teeth and maybe remove one or two. I don’t want her to be left with no teeth unless that’s the last resort surely? I explained this was a bit of a dull on treatment when she’d never had any history of gum issues and she was well in herself but they made me feel like I just didn’t care about her and wouldn’t listen. Does full tooth removal for a first trip to the vets ( she doesn’t have any abcesses and bottom gums are pale pink) seem extreme?