Most pets are living longer.
January 25, 2010 12:39pm CST
Just as the average life expectancy for humans is rising, so is the average life expectancy of animals. There are a couple of measures that are giving hints as to the longer life expectancy, such as better nutrition and living conditions. There are some other metrics by which you can increase your chances of having a pet with a longer life expectancy such as: 1 - When buying a dog (the most popular pet) remember smaller dogs tend to have a longer life expectancy than bigger ones. I don't really know the reason why, but maybe it's because the heart has to work much harder to get the blood to a larger area in big dogs. 2 - Don't feed your pet food with high proteins and minerals. Keeping your pet in good shape (weight wise) puts less pressure on the skeletal structure and heart. Also, the digestive system does not have to work so hard. 3 - Give your pet lot's of love. This should be obvious when dealing with pets or humans. The more love a living creature gets the less stress, depression, and many other negative symptoms. So, do any of you have an old pet and what have you noticed that has attributed to its longevity?