Can a cat and dog live together?
The stereotype of cats and dogs is that when they get together, they fight like — well, cats and dogs.
But this isn't necessarily the case; felines and canines can live harmoniously under one roof.
It's important to choose a cat and a dog who will get along, though.
In general, small dogs enjoy longer lives than do their larger counterparts.
A recent analysis of veterinary records revealed that dogs under 20 pounds had an average lifespan of 11 years while those over 90 pounds typically lived for only 8 years.
Medium and large dogs fell in the middle at around 11 years.
The average lifespan for small dog breeds ranges from 10 to 15 years, with some breeds living as long as 18 years.
In general, small dogs live longer than their larger counterparts, with the shortest living breeds still exceeding the average lifespan of most large breeds.
The prognosis for kidney disease is quite variable depending on response to the initial stage of treatment and your ability to perform the follow-up care.
We encourage treatment in most situations because many dogs will respond and maintain a good quality of life for up to four years.