We may not want to think about it, but all pet parents will have to say goodbye to their cherished dogs one day. And although they are sure to be deeply loved no matter how long they are in your life, some will get to stay longer than others.
Every responsible owner wants the best for their dog, so should do everything in their power to ensure their dog remains healthy and happy into old age. Dogs need a nutritious diet, plenty of exercise and access to veterinary care.
Although every dog is different and their health could be affected by underlying conditions or lifestyles, some breeds are healthier than others and less prone to health conditions that may shorten average life spans.