"It's better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all" - I know that statement is a cliche but I have to remind myself that it’s true.
Unfortunately, large breed dogs are not known to live as long as littler dogs, and the Rottweiler's life expectancy is no exception.
There are however varying
opinions on how long Rottie’s live, and of course there are all kinds of
What are some things you can do to help your Rottie have a long and healthy life?
Unfortunately we lost our female Savannah when she was only 7 years old.
A disc ruptured in her back and her spinal cord became the consistency
of toothpaste, and she was paralyzed.
The fact that we had let her get too overweight was a big contributing factor. A very good reason to watch your Rottweiler’s weight and help her to live a long and pain free life.
Our male Rottie Chevy had a horrible start in life - malnourished, abused, neglected, you name it. We rescued him when he was 15 months old, and I have been very diligent at keeping him slim, trim and healthy.
He is now going on 10 years old. . . If you are now dealing with an older dog or senior dog, then I suggest you visit this great site I found called My Old Dog. It has some great information about keeping your older dog healthy, happy and comfortable.Just remember that you increase your Rottweiler's life span by taking excellent care or him or her!