Questions tagged [lifespan]

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Why is the Life Span of an English Bull Mastiff only 10 years?

They say English Bull Mastiff has one of the shortest life spans of the average K-9. The English Bull Mastiff is not even the largest of the K-9 Family! Why do they have such a short life span?
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Increasing dog life span

I lost my cocker spaniel almost a year ago who I'd had for over 14 years. He was my best friend and I still miss him every day. I've always known that one day this would happen, but now that it has I ...
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How long can a cat live?

I have heard that the average life expectancy of a domestic cat in the United states is 6.1 years. I've also heard that there have been cats that have lived for over thirty years. Is there a way to ...
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Do some ornamental fish live 200 years?

According to this article Carp and Koi have a 40 - 50 year life span, and there are reports of some living 200+ years. Is it really possible for an ornamental fish to live 200 years? If so how could ...
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What is the average lifespan of a Cocker Spaniel dog?

I have a 9 or 10 year old Cocker Spaniel mix. There is definitely some poodle in him as well. How long is he expected to live?
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At what age can my dog be considered old?

My dog is getting older but when would he be considered senior? I know that 1 human year equates to 7 seven dog years.
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How can I ensure a ferret's longevity?

I am concerned with the lifespan of ferrets. I've heard that ferrets bred from Marshall Farms don't live as long as other ferrets. Is this a true statement, and if so, how can I avoid purchasing / ...