Generally speaking, the lifespan of a Shiba Inu is around 12 to 15 years.
All dog lovers will hope that their pet dog lives as long as possible.
The older their dog gets, the more they hope so, but some care cannot be given in time when their dog is too old.
The first thing that should be done while your dog is young is vaccination against various infectious diseases such as distemper.
It is also a good thing to give them filarial preventive medicine.
Filaria causes heart dysfunction and is one of the leading causes of death in dogs.
It is a difficult disease to avoid because it is transmitted by mosquitoes.
Other things you should consider are nutrition, exercise, and living environment management in daily life.
These things don't have an immediate effect, but a custom of a little bit of daily care will result in a great effect later on.
In particular, daily care of your dog's coat is very important, even if it is a little. It can make a difference.
It can be said to any care, doing too many treatments at once will make your dog tired.
It's better to disperse the care because too much treatment will break the rhythm of the dog's life.
Treatments are physical, but it is the mental care that is more important for the dog.
Dogs always pay attention to their owner and are sensitive to the feelings that are directed at them.
They always seek emotional stability. The heart-to-heart communication between you and your dog will give your dog peace of mind. It is also the key to longevity.