When deciding on the breed of dog I wanted in my adult life, I knew one requirement was a longer life expectancy than the larger breeds I grew up with. Shiba Inus are a healthy breed and have an average age expectancy of 12 – 15 years. Tag was a wonderful old man. I had to say goodbye to him just 2 days short of his 17th birthday. I decided it didn’t matter; he was 17.
I will be filling this page with information about living with a geriatric Shiba Inu.
Resources for You and Your Geriatric Shiba Inu
- Canine Cognitive Dysfunction – PetMD has information about canine dementia.
- NC State University Client Counseling and Grief Support Service – NC State has a wonderful program for people in the Raleigh, NC area who are preparing to or have said goodbye to their best friend.