We all want our dogs to have long and happy lives. There are 12 things I believe have a massive influence on the longevity and quality of life for my dogs, and 6 things I avoid. In this episode, I’m sharing what I’ve learned through trial and error, talking to experts, and from science, that can contribute to an increased life expectancy for our dogs.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • About telomeres and what that means for our dogs and us.
  • What I’ve learned from my senior dogs.
  • How stress impacts on the life of our dog.
  • 12 key factors that I believe contribute a long and happy life.
  • Why exercise is important for dogs.
  • What I feed my dogs and the supplements I consider important.
  • About looking after our dog’s teeth and nails and cooperative care.
  • Why mental engagement is so vital for our dogs.
  • The reasons our older dogs need to feel special.
  • About having a great relationship with your Veterinarian.
  • How I make my home mobility friendly for my older dogs.
  • The stress relieving activities that are good for seniors.
  • What I avoid to give my dogs the best chance at a long life.


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