The average lifespan of our pets is unfortunately much shorter than our own. It is therefore important to look out for signs of ageing to provide the best care possible for our middle aged and elderly dogs and cats.
Large Breeds of Dogs Age Faster
Average lifespans for larger dog breeds tend to range from 6-10 years, while smaller breeds can often live to 16-17 years on average, with a higher likelihood of reaching even their 20s. Because of their shorter life span, larger dogs could be described as ‘middle aged’ at 3 to 5 years old! Crossbreed dogs frequently live longer than purebred dogs because of less genetic illn...Read more
About the author:Allianz in-house vet and qualified psychotherapist.
Date:March 07th, 2019