Why do dogs age differently based on size (large dogs age faster than small dogs)?FamilyPet
Large dogs age faster than small dogs because they require more energy to move around. Smaller dogs generally do not work as hard as larger dogs in terms of lifestyle, and their bodies do not require as much energy to move about.
Larger dogs generally also have more health issues than smaller dogs because of their size and weight. There are also breed specific health issues that affect some dogs and not others. Dogs can live to be between 10 and 18 years of age on average, depending on their breed, size, age and lifestyle.
A dog who has proper nutrition and a good amount of exercise each day will most likely be healthier and live longer than a sedentary dog who does not have a proper diet. Regardless of size, proper nutrition and exercise are essential to keeping a dog happy and healthy, and extending his or her life.