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How long will my dog live?

Q

How long will my dog live for?
She is a thirteen year old terrier, showing almost no signs of aging so far.

A

As with humans, nobody can predict the length of life of an animal.

Terriers, however, are amongst the longest-lived dogs, often reaching fifteen to seventeen years of age.

It’s rare for dogs to live longer than this but I have had one patient who lived to 21, and the oldest dog in the world was an Australian Cattle Dog who died at the age of thirty.

So you never know!

If you are worried about your pet's health, visit the Petfix DIY Triage Checker or talk to your vet as soon as possible.