Amanda Jones has dedicated the past 20 years to an amazing photo project that aims to show how fleeting the lives of our beloved pets are.
Maddie and Ellie – 7 and 6 years old; 14 and 13 years
Fred – 2 years and 10 years
Abigale – 5 months and 8 years
Briscoe – 1 year and 10 years
Maddy – 5 years and 10 years
Kayden and Brodie – 11 months and 5 years old; 7 years and 12 years
Poppy – 1 year and 7 years
Cooper – 3 years and 10 years
Rufus – 6 months and 13 years
Audrey – 3 years and 12 years
Corbet – 2 years and 11 years
Sydney and Savannah – 16 months and 5 months; 10 and 9 years
Lily – 8 months and 15 years
It is always difficult to get ahead of the exact age of a dog, especially with such a significant difference between breeds. Generally speaking, small breeds live longer, and large dogs have a very limited lifespan (Great Danes are considered old at six years old). In addition to the breed, there are specific factors that influence the dog’s life expectancy: for example, diet, physical activity and medical indicators.
Even if the overall pace of your dog’s life slows down significantly, this is not a reason to spend the rest of the days in sadness and sadness. In the end, wisdom comes with age. With regular vet checkups, daily care and proper nutrition, your elderly dog can lead a happy and healthy life.
However, you cannot ignore the fact that your dog’s body condition will change over the years. Important body functions previously taken for granted will slow down or be impaired. As with humans, all senses gradually dull: problems with vision, hearing, taste and smell may arise. Appetite may worsen, very old dogs usually lose weight, their spine and shoulder blades begin to protrude strongly. Dogs often look older than they really are, especially if we raised them from puppyhood and managed to get used to their energetic behavior.