Food, exercise and veterinary control: what are the care to extend the life of the dog

The life expectancy of dogs ranges between 7 and 15 years and currently is an average of 13 to 14 years (Getty Images)

Domestic animals live much longer than wild or feral animals and that is why supported by this data we can better understand how to reinforce the longevity of those animals that share our daily life.

Since pets have a shorter life than ours, many people are reluctant to share life with an animal, with the excuse of avoid suffering.

This idea of ​​early loss accompanies us from the first day they arrive home, since inevitably its existence will be shorter than our own life.

Domestic animals live much longer than wild or feral animals (iStock)
Domestic animals live much longer than wild or feral animals (iStock)

The life expectancy of dogs ranges from 7 and 15 years and currently it is an average of 13 to 14 years. The always latent and always current question is how much longer our dog will accompany us, considering its short existence.

The longevity of human beings and that of companion animals has grown a lot in recent years, thanks to the greatest care backed by the Scientific advances.

Periodic visits to the veterinarian are a great pillar, essential for longevity with quality of life (Getty Images)
Periodic visits to the veterinarian are a great pillar, essential for longevity with quality of life (Getty Images)

In the same way, Wild dogs live less than half as long as domestic dogs. The smaller breeds, already longer-lived, have gradually extended their existence due to better care and are coming to live up to 17 to 18 years.

The most relevant changes in an individual’s lifestyle make it easier to double longevity. Food plays a decisive role in this, since when we feed it, we are guaranteeing a rhythm to its metabolism.

The animals raised in their own environmentin the wild, do not have constant access to food, since they depend on hunting and what they find, that is, on a very inconsistent and random diet.

An excessively idle life without exercise causes an animal to enter a vicious circle that is very harmful to health
An excessively idle life without exercise causes an animal to enter a vicious circle that is very harmful to health

Providing a balanced food, according to the age and constitution of our animal is one of the key pieces for its health. One of the big problems that does not help extend the longevity of dogs is lack of exercise.

On the other hand, physical activity is a very important factor, good not only for the body, but also for the mind. Inactivity shuts down the brain where An excessively idle life without exercise causes an animal to enter a vicious circle that is very harmful to health.

An active dog is a dog that learns thingsin which his brain is in continuous development, so he is able to stay jovial for longer.

The best advice, the ones that can avoid the most health problems, are those about your dental condition, weight regulation, castration and those that concern your diet
The best advice, the ones that can avoid the most health problems, are those about your dental condition, weight regulation, castration and those that concern your diet

Periodic visits to the veterinary doctor are a great pillar, essential to have a longevity with quality of life. Keep your calendar up to date vaccination, keep the animal under control parasite free external and internal multiplies the longevity of dogs.

The best advice, the ones that can avoid the most health problems, are those about their dental condition, weight regulation, castration (which prevents diseases) and those that concern their diet.

Domestic animals live much longer than wild or feral animals
Domestic animals live much longer than wild or feral animals

A healthy daily life and adequate controls for our pets will allow us to share life as long as possible with the best quality.

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