With advances in medical care, nutrition,
and veterinary medical guidance,
today's dogs are living to an advanced age.



When does a pet become old? Although the oldest dog on record was 29, the average life span of all dog breeds is around 13.5 years. Small dogs are considered geriatric at 11.5 years, and giant breeds at 7.5 years.




NUTRITION

Canine Diet and Nutrition. Mega website

Canine Nutrition and Understanding Dog Food Labels

A number of dog owners have successfully fed homemade diets rather than commercial diets to their dogs. Most of these formulations include a large portion of raw meat.

For more information you might want to read publications by the authors listed below:

Ian Billinghurst
David Kronfeld
Juliette de Bairacli Levy
Richard Pitcairn
Wendy Volhard
Wendell O. Belfield
Tom Lonsdale