what would you do in this situation? if you think he should remain untreated until his condition worsens and he becomes unhappy or in pain and then be laid to rest said:None of that except the obesity (which can be remedied by not over-feeding) sounds life threatening. My thought would be to apply for care credit with the vet. 2k is really not out of reason for a dental with several extractions, neutering and tumor removal. I feel that it is the owner's responsibility (within reason, and considering the factors) to take the best care possible of their dog.