Pets can live despite heart disease

Mar 25, 2013 Full story: Toledo Blade 6

'It's all about the quality of life,' says Kim Kearns of her Shetland sheepdog, Joey, 14, who has congestive heart disease.

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Oliver Canterberry

New Albany, OH

#1 Mar 25, 2013
A 14 year old dog is extremely old in dog years.

Since: Oct 10

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#2 Mar 27, 2013
Oliver Canterberry wrote:
A 14 year old dog is extremely old in dog years.
That depends on the breed and the dog's lifestyle. Small dogs ususally live longer, but a big, well vetted and well fed, happy dog can live past 15 - 18. Horses can live to be 40!

But if you pet is suffering, arrange to put it to sleep. Put it's head in your lap, your hand on it's heart and keep your hand there until it stops beating. Then you cry and know it's chasing rabbits in heaven and waiting for you to join in.

Actually, I don't know about dogs, but the best, primo vet clinic for horse's eyes is in Ohio.

Since: Oct 12

Pune, India

#3 Mar 28, 2013
dog's have different-2 type of breed and i don't no about sheepdog. may be it's a different type of breed.but some dogs no live longer like big dogs.
joey

United States

#5 Mar 29, 2013
Small dogs live longer
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#6 Mar 29, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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That depends on the breed and the dog's lifestyle. Small dogs ususally live longer, but a big, well vetted and well fed, happy dog can live past 15 - 18. Horses can live to be 40!
But if you pet is suffering, arrange to put it to sleep. Put it's head in your lap, your hand on it's heart and keep your hand there until it stops beating. Then you cry and know it's chasing rabbits in heaven and waiting for you to join in.
Actually, I don't know about dogs, but the best, primo vet clinic for horse's eyes is in Ohio.
Holy Rambling Nutcase, Batman!

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#7 Mar 29, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Holy Rambling Nutcase, Batman!
What is wrong with you?SL knows more about animals than you probably ever will.Are you 10 years old or something?

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