Hi all, I have a question regarding an older cat of mine. He has some very bad teeth, including 4 molars that need to be removed desperately. To emphasize how bad they are, the teeth are loose in the gums and wiggle all around, and this cat is struggling to eat as each day goes by. I took him to the vet last week where they confirmed that yes, 4 (to 5) teeth will need to be extracted. This will cost me around 1500 dollars, which to a student is like 15 million. Anyways, they took a blood and urine test and today they called me. I was informed that he has diabetes and will require insulin shots; no big deal as I figured he might get that. However, they are telling me that they cannot remove any teeth for a minimum of 8 weeks. They say it's linked to the diabetes and that he'll need to receive these insulin shots for a while before they can work on his teeth. Does this sound legitimate? I'm worried for a few reasons (financial of course), but also due to the fact that his teeth are extremely painful and I can pretty much guarantee they won't last 8 weeks without being worked on now. I want to help him out the best I can, so I'm not sure what to do. 8 weeks is a long time for him to go without any immediate dental work...if anyone knows the possible reasons why they can't remove his teeth yet, please let me know! Thanks!