We recently scheduled our Miniature Schnauzer in for a teeth cleaning but the vet declined advising that we would first need to have the dog take Vetmedin 2.5mg 1.5X and Enalapril Maleate 2.5mg 2x daily, for 6 weeks, then ever afterwords. Our dog is 9 years old but has never exhibited any signs of distress, illness of any kind. As my wife and I are both retired, on fixed income, the $150 month for these medications would be a financial hardship for us Question: should we give the dog the medications for the next 6 weeks, get her teeth cleaned then, and could we then discontinue the medication ? We've heard that when some medications are started you cannot then stop ? We do not have another vet in the area to ask for a second opinion, so we are hoping that someone on the forum has had a similar experience with their Miniature Schnauzer and can advise us on what options may be taken. Thanks in advance.