How long do small-medium dog breeds usually live?
Elmo has turned 9 in Feb. I've heard that small-medium dogs live to be around 12-14?
He's healthy so far. He had his blood tested when he had his dental and everything was within the normal range (though I couldn't really understand the chart the vet gave us, it had those mineral levels etc and I don't remember anything from my chemistry class so I couldn't make them out. e.g. something like ag, is this argon/silver?)
Anyways, the vet said to watch for his pancrease cuz he's getting old etc But what can I do for his pancrease????
And Elmo seems to get very tired from our walks. In the morning/afternoon I walk him for about 8 blocks. At night he just goes out and does his business, sometimes we take him to a park but usually just on our block.
Are there things I should be more aware/careful of since he's a senior now?