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Curiousity About Typical Grey Lifespan


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Grey lifespan  

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  1. 1. How old did you grey live to be?

    • 12-14 years
      67
    • 10-12 years
      31
    • 8-10 years
      22
    • 6-8 years
      13
    • 4-6 years
      8


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Guest geriz

I've read a lot of stories on greytalk about greys passing young but I just know they are plenty who live long lives.

 

I got my boy at 10 months and he will be 5 in December. I'm hoping to have many, many more years with him.

 

Please let me know your experiences - age span and cause of loss. Thanks

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Guest Kipsmom

Blue was young when she passed... she was 8. Rare blood disease.

 

Kip is 4 and going strong! :lol

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My first greyhound, Chance, died very young (5 years) from Osteo. He was diagnosed at the tender age of 4. :(

 

Jett is going to be 8 this August and my girlie, Cricket, is going to be 9. Both appear very healthy. I can't believe my kids are seniors. Don't tell Cricket thou....she thinks she's still a puppy. :)

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I haven't lost one of mine, but Echo just turned 8 years young in May and our boys will be 7 in July :)

Jennifer and Beamish (an unnamed Irish-born Racer) DOB: October 30, 2011

 

Forever and always missing my "Vowels", Icarus, Atlas, Orion, Uber, and Miss Echo, and Mojito.

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This osteo - man - I HATE it!!!!! I sure hope that research that is being done provides some answers/solutions SOON!!!!!

...Me too. :sad1

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Guest LisaLGK

Our Callie was only 5 when she died of a suspected brain tumor.

 

Daisy is currently 4, so she's still young...

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Brody - osteo - 10yo

Rachel - thyroid tumor - 13yo

Helen - kidney disease - 12yo

Noah - pancreatic tumor - 10yo

Motorcade - osteo - 9yo

Pecoe - osteo - 11yo

 

My Fantana turned 13 on June 10th and appears to be very healthy.

 

The first puppy our adoption group placed died at 3.5 from epilepsy. One of the oldest - a 10yo we rescued from a medical research facility - died at 16.

 

I really think 10 is a more average number for life expectancy, but it really depends on each dog.

 

Jennifer Watkins

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Louisville, KY

Jennifer Watkins

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I answered for my oldest greyhound, Jim, who was around thirteen and a half when he died from heart failure. A couple of years before that I'd lost Susan at nine to kidney cancer.

 

At the moment I have Jack who is nearly eleven, and Renie, coming up eight - both pretty healthy. :goodluck

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Our Booker was with us until he was just 2 weeks shy of his 14th birthday. We lost him to Laryngeal Paralysis.

 

Currently, we have a brood mama who just turned 12, another brood who was 11 in January, two boys ages 7 and 8 and all are healthy.

 

With any breed, when we choose to adopt a dog, I think we all hope that they will be with us for a very long time. What I have learned is no matter how long we have them, it is never long enough and to enjoy each day, as they are all special.

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Guest PhillyPups

I could not vote as I lost my beloved Runner just shy of his 8th birthday, as we stood at a M&G, he was the picture of health, he had a massive heart attack and went right over, so quickly his knees never bent. I can still hear the sound, and feel him just leave my side as I was scritching him.

 

The Most Divine Ms. SugarBear lost the battle to osteocarcinoma at the sweet age of 14.5.

 

I currently have:

 

BarbieJade - 12 on 5/1/06

Stepper - 10 on 9/10/05

TigerPower - 8 on 5/1/06 and

Zeus - 6 on 12/17/05

 

Stepper is a much younger 10 than BarbieJade was at that age, but the oldest soul in my pack is my baby, Zeus, he has always been an old soul, and Stepper always a clown puppy.

 

Whenever we lose them, it is ALWAYS way too soon, and I am NEVER ready. :weep

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I lost my first grey Devotion at 7 to osteo. I have greys now from 2.5-10.5 and all doing well.

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Pam with greys Avril, Dalton & Zeus & Diddy the dachshund & Miss Buzz the kitty

Devotion, Jingle Bells, Rocky, Hans, Harbor, Lennon, NoLa, Scooter, Naomi and Scout at the bridge

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Guest geriz
You don't have an other option :)

 

Magic was 16 1/2.

 

 

 

 

wow - you're so lucky to have had Magic for so long!! I'll see if I can add an "other" option.

 

 

 

I could not vote as I lost my beloved Runner just shy of his 8th birthday, as we stood at a M&G, he was the picture of health, he had a massive heart attack and went right over, so quickly his knees never bent. I can still hear the sound, and feel him just leave my side as I was scritching him.

 

The Most Divine Ms. SugarBear lost the battle to osteocarcinoma at the sweet age of 14.5.

 

I currently have:

 

BarbieJade - 12 on 5/1/06

Stepper - 10 on 9/10/05

TigerPower - 8 on 5/1/06 and

Zeus - 6 on 12/17/05

 

Stepper is a much younger 10 than BarbieJade was at that age, but the oldest soul in my pack is my baby, Zeus, he has always been an old soul, and Stepper always a clown puppy.

 

Whenever we lose them, it is ALWAYS way too soon, and I am NEVER ready. :weep

 

 

My goodness - poor Runner!! That is so sad!!! I can't imagine how you must have felt!

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I voted 12-14 as Cosmo lived to be 14y, 4.5m. She had survived lymphoma for 28 m from when I first felt her nodes enlarged. She also had a probable case of degenerative myelopathy (doggie MS). She appeared to be cancer-free when we let her go to the bridge. She could no longer walk, and as best as we could tell, that was either/both from the DM or the prednisone used to treat the DM and the lymphoma.

 

There is a man from England on the GH-L, Richard, who has had more than one live past 15 if I'm not mistaken.

 

ETA--Daisy will be six in Aug. She has some food allergies, but is otherwise healthy, though often in danger of injuring herself because she runs everywhere.

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I could not vote as I lost my beloved Runner just shy of his 8th birthday, as we stood at a M&G, he was the picture of health, he had a massive heart attack and went right over, so quickly his knees never bent. I can still hear the sound, and feel him just leave my side as I was scritching him.

 

Whenever we lose them, it is ALWAYS way too soon, and I am NEVER ready. :weep

That is very sad...and, yes, your right. We are never ready. :(

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Guest fastdogs

James was less than two months shy of his 6th brithday when he went to the bridge after suffering an FCE. Bonanza turned 6 this past November.

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James was less than two months shy of his 6th brithday when he went to the bridge after suffering an FCE. Bonanza turned 6 this past November.

 

What is FCE? That is so young to lose him.

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Guest MPPwith3

My Topaz died at 5 of liver diseaser, her half brother (who I never met) died at 4 of liver and kidney disease.

My Brindle died at 8 to Hemangio sarcoma.

 

Two boys that I babysit and were very fond of:

Domino died of auto immune at age 7.

Clyde died at 8 of osteo.

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