Australian Shepherd Question

i have a 13 yr old aussie shepherd slowing down it that normal?

    In Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 12/19/2012 2:25:10 PM
If she or he is only slowing down you are very fortunate! Our loved girl died one month before her 13 birthday. We tried to prolong her life but had to give up. We were told by our Vet, in Texas, that he never saw an Aussie older than 13. You MUST be doing a GREAT Job in taking care of your friend. Jerry
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/23/2012 6:24:50 PM

Aussies typically live 12-15 years of age. Check with your vet. It's extra important to take animals to the vet when they are in their senior years because there can be a increased risk of getting desieses. It's important to treat any health problems right away. It's hard to say but say but you could likely have have a couple of years left with your aussie. It is normal for animals to slow down a little when they get older.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/26/2013 12:10:33 PM

All dogs slow down when there older! 13 is out standing for the Aussie to just start slowing down. They live usually till 15 so 13 isn't bad at all!! Just keep up with your check ups at the vet. Sounds like your doing a great job!
    Answered by mirandavig - 8/14/2013 1:08:32 PM

Yes, give him/her a thicker bed, maybe consider a supplement for joints, keep going for walks, just shorten the duration, and enjoy the golden years.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/24/2013 11:05:36 PM