I was under the impression that this has to do with metabolic rate. 5 years ago.

log in sign up. r/dogs. Dogs live shorter lives than humans and it’s just inevitable. Close. Why do dogs and cats have such short lifespans compared to humans? Ask a question, get a great answer. User account menu. 12.15.2018 8:02 PM.

ELI5: Why exactly do animals like dogs and cats have such short lives compared to humans. *There are some giant breeds of dog, but they tend to have shorter lifespans than others; largely, their hearts can't take the burden of the oversized body.

Humans have to spend 70 or 80 years learning empathy and how to love with all their hearts.

Susan Hazel . The way we get dogs of unusual shape or size is through generations of inbreeding, which comes with crappy outcomes for the individual animals. Why do dogs have such short lifespans? We don’t know for sure. Archived. Posted by. r/dogs: /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions … Press J to jump to the feed. u/tomhagen. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. dont quote me on this though, because i have no literature to back it up. One of the best theories is that dogs have been cross-bred many times by humans over history.

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Many dog owners mourn the fact that they will probably outlive their dog.
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