In November 2016 I lost my beloved Xena to a sudden hemangiosarcoma cancer. I continued to wonder how this happened as tests done right before this including one done before to put her on Deramaxx showed she was healthy. Click here to read her story. I’m sure now it was a combo of things that lead to what I think is a shortened life for her. It truly was a combo of things. Dogs can have Adrenal Fatigue like people do and she should not have been put on harsh medications like Deramaxx. Click here to read more about this. Xena and I were both exposed to the same trauma and mold and we both got sick. But Xena also was spayed at 5 months old and early spaying causes ironically the same torn ligament (Cruciate Ligament) and hemangiosarcoma cancer she had in the end at only 9 years of age. As this cancer comes suddenly and spreads quickly, I couldn’t save her but if only I knew of a natural supplement I found out about for my own well being and stated taking in April 2017 and saw positive changes with. It is one of the things if started a bit earlier in her life perhaps could have extended her life and delay the negative health effects of early spaying. But I didn’t even find out about DIM for myself until months after she died. I truly think Spaying and Neutering too early leads to bad health risks especially since it can cause adrenal issues. Here’s how I found out about early spaying and what I think happened to Xena. I first researched what causes hemangiosarcoma of the spleen in dogs. This article talks about the hemangiosarcoma cancer and what to watch out for in terms of symptoms:
THE SAD REALITIES OF HEMANGIOSARCOMA IN DOGS
Here weakness in back leg is mentioned:
A Ruptured, Bleeding Spleen in Dogs, Hemangiosarcoma, the Silent Killer
So next I researched dog hemangiosarcoma Cruciate Ligament and it starts to suggest early spaying and neutering related:
New Study Finds Early Neuter Doubles The Risk Of Hip Dysplasia In Dogs
Golden retriever study suggests neutering affects dog health
Xena’s heart murmur was also a clue as heart murmur can be related to dog hemangiosarcoma. So I researched early spaying and hemangiosarcoma in dogs and a lot of info suggesting a relationship. Here’s some good informative links:
Do Spayed and Neutered Dogs Get Cancer More Often?
New Evidence Shows Link Between Spaying, Neutering and Cancer
Spay/neuter and the association with cancer in dogs: part two

And here’s article that mentions DIM to help remedy early spaying so click here to find out more about this important Canine Hormone Support product which you will find in the Pets Section. It also talks about the negative effects of spaying like shorter life, adrenal issues, hormone imbalance, ligament and hip issues and more and all these issues Xena happened to have in the end! And ironically my German Shepherd, Brandy, died from the same cancer and had hip/back leg issues and suddenly passed away at just about the same age.:
“The Stealth Threat Facing up to 83 Percent of Dogs – Is Your Pet’s Health a Time Bomb Waiting to Happen?”
and this article is about how the vet feels now about spaying and neutering:
Why I’ve Had a Change of Heart About Neutering Pets
The sad thing is that I thought I was doing the right thing by having Xena spayed and back then 5 months was the norm for time to spay. Over the years…I found myself regretting it as Xena was the love of my life and I would have love to have one of her puppies. Since that was no longer possible I looked into cloning but found it was high cost and not an exact clone. I can’t bring her back now. The only thing I can do is warn others about spaying and neutering and if your dog has been spayed what you can do to try to remedy this…