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How long will your dog live and how to prolong its life


Source: Life hacker

Do not forget about vaccinations and follow the diet of your pet.

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How many different breeds of dogs live

It largely depends on the size. Long-lived dogs are more common among miniature. For example, some spitz and chihuahuas make up to 15 years, medium and large dogs usually live from 10 to 13 years, and some giant breeds, such as mastiffs, are about 7 – 8 years, Life hacker.

Difficulties are representatives of breeds with certain features. For example, in brachycephalic. These include pugs, pekingese, bulldogs and other dogs with short muzzles. Often these have problems with the respiratory system due to anatomy.

Here are the averaged data for some popular breeds:

  • English Cocker Spaniel - 11,5 years;
  • English setter - 11,5 years;
  • Afghan hound - 12 years;
  • beagle - 12,5 years;
  • Bichon Frize - 13 years;
  • border collie - 13 years;
  • border terrier - 14 years;
  • boxer - 10 years;
  • bearded collie - 13,5 years;
  • Bulldog - 6 years;
  • Bull Terrier - 10 years;
  • Greyhound - 9 years;
  • Jack Russell Terrier - 13,5 years;
  • Dirhound - 8,5 years;
  • Doberman - 10,5 years;
  • Irish Setter - 12 yo;
  • Yorkshire Terrier - 12,5 years;
  • Golden Retriever - 12 years;
  • dwarf poodle - 14 years;
  • Labrador Retriever - 12 years;
  • Mastiff - 7 years;
  • pug - 11 years;
  • Great Dane - 6,5 years;
  • Newfoundland - 9,5 years;
  • Straight-haired Retriever - 10 years;
  • Rottweiler - 9 years;
  • Chihuahua - 12,5 years;
  • Airedale Terrier - 11 years.

All these indicators are quite conditional and can change under the influence of various factors: conditions of detention, diet, diseases and not only

As for dogs of mixed breeds, according to research, they live on average for 1,2 years longer than their purebred counterparts.

How long the dog lives is largely dependent on its owners. Follow simple tips to create a pet-friendly environment.

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1. Take care of the health of the dog

Periodically take your pet to the vet, even if the four-legged friend seems perfectly healthy. This will help reveal hidden ailments in the early stages. Get your dog vaccinated against plague, rabies, leptospirosis and other dangerous diseases. And then do not miss the planned revaccination, which is usually done every year.

Pay attention to all changes in the behavior and mood of the pet. They can be symptoms of disease.

As for sterilization - the decision is yours. According to studies, such procedures in most cases prolong the life of dogs.

But there are risks. Dogs that have undergone gonadectomy (removal of the sex glands) are more likely to suffer from cancer or autoimmune diseases. And the tailed, which are not operated, often die from infections and injuries. Such observations were shared by scientists from the University of Georgia, USA.

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2. Properly feed the dog

Choose a diet that matches the weight, age and breed of your pet. Consider and chronic diseases that have an animal. If you find it difficult to do this yourself, consult your veterinarian.

Provide your dog with access to clean water. This is especially true in the hot summer.

Give food in small portions that meet the needs of your faithful companion. Do not overfeed or tolerate obesity.

Studies by scientists from the University of Liverpool showed that overweight animals live less. Figures vary by breed. So, obesity can shorten the life of a German Shepherd dog for up to six months, and in the case of Yorkshire terriers, it’s about two and a half years.

3. Deal with the dog

Give your pet enough attention, play with it and do not miss the walk.

Psam needs daily exercise. They help maintain good shape and vigor, and also have a positive effect on health. Combine different options: walking, jogging, aportirovaniya, games, such as pulling, and even swimming.

Do not forget that the needs of each dog depend on its breed and even age. So learn the features of your pet, and if in doubt, consult your veterinarian.

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