A question I hope you will help answer
Sometimes, I get asked the question, "How long does a dog breed live?" Generally, I don’t like to give the answer because, a dog can live much shorter than the statistics show, and we all hope for a longer time with our dogs.
However, lifespan data can help you and our community determine what works and what does not in order to make our dogs' life as long as possible. Those of us who have seen the transformation when dogs are switched from kibble to raw or cooked diet need no convincing, the results are self-evident but there are still many dog lovers who are unsure if a raw diet is necessary for a healthy and long life.
So I thought it would be a good idea to start building a database that would allow us to compare the average life expectancy of dogs based on the food they eat and the supplements they get. Naturally, such a project takes some time, but if we take this on together, we may start receiving some useful data soon.
I assume some of you have had several dogs and had to say your “goodbyes” as I've also had to 😢. And while losing our dogs is really hard, it is also an opportunity to gather valuable information, optimize diet recommendations and care better for the dogs who are alive.
What can you do?
It is simple, all I am asking you to do is fill out a simple questionnaire if you had a dog who has now passed and forward this blog to your friends.
PS: Download this image below and share it on your social media!
Use hashtags #DrDobias and #doglifespanstudy
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM