We recently lost our best friend a rescue through Brightstar and we did not know his true age. My vet said that he had a double twisted spleen that he said was common in large breed dogs he removed it and that is not how Klondyke died, he died of heart failure during closing of the surgery. Can anyone help me understand if I personally could have done anything to avoid this spleen problem? Does rough play with another dog come into it. The vet claimed he did not think that the play part would have had anything to do with it but I continue to think there was something more I could have done, then again heart failure took my mother in surgery as well. That brings me to a new topic possibly Is someone trying to send me a message cause oddly enough my father died of his 4th heart attack more then 40 years ago. I miss Klondyke and just want to know could I have done something to better to have my apl here still today. The icon says it all "I am cofused"