Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Normal Life Expectancy Definition

Normal Life Expectancy: The general expectation for a given dog’s natural lifespan, this number is based on the breed and/or weight of the dog. In general, small dogs live longer than big dogs. Taking exceptions into account, knowing your dog’s general life expectancy can be helpful when making treatment plans.

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