Your Dog dies 30% Earlier due to Spaying?
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re: Your Dog dies 30% Earlier due to Spaying?
Hello and a Good Morning to you this Tuesday.
Today’s article is controversial, but does make ONE big point- Think OUTSIDE the box.
FACT: The incidence of serious diseases, such as Cancer is far TOO high. 50% of dogs over the age of 7 will get some form of Cancer.
Clearly we are doing many things WRONG for this to happen.
So perhaps Conventional medicine doesn’t have ALL the answers…
Well I have put a lot of thought into why we have a nation of seemingly sicker pets, and I do believe that it is multifaceted.
Diet – Too much packaged, nutritionally inadequate, kibble.
Insufficient protein and moisture, with an over-emphasis on Carbohydrates – especially Corn and Wheat.
Environment – our pets today are exposed to WAY to many toxins – in the lawn, the air, the home and food.
Vaccines – I believe that we have given TOO many vaccines too often – damaging our pets’ immune systems. Give ONLY what is needed as infrequently as often.
Conventional Medications. Once again I think that we have come to rely on Drug Companies to supply a quick fix pill for every ill – to out pet’s detriment.
Yes, Prednisone is effective at stopping itching, and as a Veterinarian I like to quickly stop whatever is ailing a pet, but it can have long-term consequences.
What should you do?
Vary your pets diet – some kibble, some home diets, some Raw food. Preferably feed a ‘Natural’ kibble.
Minimize toxin exposure – less kibble and canned food, pet beds that do not contain toxic fire retardants, non-toxic pet toys, less exposure to plastic leaching toxins, and minimize the use of insecticides, herbicides, and toxic cleaning products.
Vaccines – I now only vaccinate for 2-3 core viruses. Puppies and Kittens are given only 2 boosters, then vaccines are given only every 3 years.
Conventional Medication – use it as needed, but ask about and try to use safer alternatives when possible. A classic example is treatment for the Arthritic dog. A Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM supplement should ALWAYS be tried first before going to the anti-inflammatories. Consider learning about Acupressure or Massage as options.
Supplement your pet on a daily basis. Clearly there are things happening beyond our control. The issue of genetics – some diseases such as Osteosarcoma are far more prevalent in the larger breeds.
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Retaining ovaries may be a key to prolonged life in women and dogs
Dec 5, 2009
West Lafayette, Ind. — We know that women tend to live longer than men, but a new study shows that the same may be true in dogs, especially if a female dog’s ovaries are not surgically removed early in life.
A study conducted at the Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation compared the medical histories, ages and causes of death in 119 long-lived rottweilers with a longevity of at least 13 years with 186 rottweilers with a normal longevity of about 9 years. The study was published in the December issue of the journal Aging Cell.
“Like women, female dogs in our study had a distinct survival advantage over males,” said the lead researcher David J. Waters, associate director of Purdue University’s Center on Aging and the Life Course and a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences.
“But taking away ovaries during the first four years of life completely erased the female survival advantage. We found that female rottweilers that kept their ovaries for at least six years were four times more likely to reach exceptional longevity compared to females who had the shortest lifetime ovary exposure.”
This study’s findings are in line with those of a study conducted earlier this year at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, Calif., of 29,000 who had hysterectomies because of benign uterine disease. Although those women whose ovaries were removed before 50 years of age were protected against ovarian, uterine and breast cancer, increased mortality from other causes was noted compared with those who had their ovaries for at least 50 years.
Both studies call into question the automatic removal of the ovaries when hysterectomies are performed in dogs and women.
P.S. So do you NOT spay your dog?
Well, good question. I have always said what I was taught – that the benefit of spaying is to prevent things like mammary Cancer.
Now I would wonder about spaying (and neutering) the larger breeds later in life – such as after 2 years of age. Clearly we are in a learning phase. Talk to your own Veterinarian, and point him or her to the article.
P.P.S. Knowing that there are many things your pet has to deal with, I do advise giving some type of supplement allowing them to better fight and prevent disease.
Ensure that you have ingredients for Arthritis, Allergies, Vomiting/Diarrhea, and Immune Supportive products (i.e. antioxidants that protect against free radical damage).
One such supplement is here – and you can get it for 50% OFF with 3 free bonuses now:
Heal Your Pet At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM