Do dogs that are loved live longer?
The average dog lives between 10 and 13 years, with smaller dogs living longer than their larger counterparts.
But veterinarians agree that there are several things pet owners can do to extend the life of their beloved pooches.
"Your dog may look fine to you, but may be in the early stages of a disease.
Many believe it's instinctual behavior, harkening back to the days when your dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey.
Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in animal carcasses or the droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt.
Safe: Some Vegetables.
Your dog can have a healthy snack of carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices.
Even a plain baked potato is OK.
Don't let your dog eat any raw potatoes or any potato plants from your pantry or garden.