Dogs are our best friends, and we want them to live long and healthy lives. But there are some things that we do that can actually shorten their lifespans.
Overfeeding is one of the biggest ways to shorten your dog's life. Obesity can lead to a number of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Dogs need regular exercise to stay healthy and fit. Lack of exercise can lead to obesity, as well as other health problems such as joint pain and arthritis.
Just like humans, dogs need to brush their teeth regularly to prevent gum disease and other dental problems.
Vaccinations are essential for protecting your dog from a variety of diseases. Skipping vaccinations can put your dog at risk of getting sick.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that can be prevented with regular medication.
Leaving your dog unsupervised in the yard, or allowing them to roam free off-leash, can put them at risk of being hit by a car, attacked by another animal, or getting lost.