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Hate to disagree with everyone, but no matter what the dogs age, there is always a risk with putting them under anesthesia. Once the dogs hit middle age, I don't put them under unless it is absolutely necessary, life and death type situation. Unfortuantely, you can never know, even with bloodwork, if a dog will have a reaction to a certain type of anesthesia.
A few years ago, a good friend lost one of her girls during a routine spay to the anesthesia. She was 5. People are die from anesthesia, so this really something you need to discuss in depth with your vet who knows your dogs history.