Nina Lansing, IL 7/3/2011 10:53:25 AM Thank you so much for this information. I have an 11yr.old Cocker Spaniel and she means the world to me. I lost a male Cocker Spaniel at age 15 and I feel she will live that or longer with the proper care. I have been hesitant to have her sedated for teeth cleaning due to the risks involved. I feel much more confident that I am making the right decision on going ahead with her dental cleaning,that I have been putting off,after reading your article. Thank you so much for helping me make a difficult but now much more informed decision on this matter.