Unfortunately, our furry friends don’t live as long as we do, so as dog owners, we strive to keep our pups happy and healthy so that they can have full lives. We also like to be prepared for the day that they get old, so we need to know how long they will be by our sides. We also need to know if they have any old age problems so that we know what to look out for.
In this article, we will look at Jackapoos and how long they live. We will also look at their old age problems and how you can take care of your Jackapoo to make sure that he has a long and happy life.
Let’s get started.
How Long Do Jackapoos Live?
The general life expectancy of a Jackapoo is between 12 and 15 years. This mixed breed is generally considered to be healthy, and most of their common health issues are mild, so you can expect your Jackapoo to be by your side for many years.
If you’ve been reading up on Jack Russells, you would know that their lifespan is slightly more with an average life expectancy of between 13 and 16 years. Poodles on the other hand can live anything between 12 and 15 years, which is the same as that of a Jackapoo.
Jackapoo Old Age Problems
As I mentioned, Jackapoos are generally healthy, but they can still suffer from certain hereditary old age problems that have been passed down from their parents. These are:
- Addison’s Disease
- Dental Issues
- Patellar Luxation
- Von Willebrand’s Disease
Some of these problems can be picked up early in their lives, so it is very important to schedule regular visits to the vet. As they say, prevention is the best medicine.
This brings me onto the next talking point: How to take care of your Jackapoo.
How To Take Care Of A Jackapoo
For the most part, our pups can’t take care of themselves so it is up to make sure that they are happy and healthy so that they can live long. Follow these tips to make sure your Jackapoo stays by your side for many years:
1.) Give Him Regular Exercise
Just as with Jack Russells, Jackapoos require regular exercise not only to get rid of pent-up exercise but to keep healthy as well.
2.) Take Him For Regular Checkups
As I mentioned, Jackapoos are fairly healthy but you should consider taking your pup for regular checkups so that the vet can pick up any potential diseases early, and treat them accordingly.
3.) Brush His Teeth Regularly
Dogs need proper dental care, just as we do. It is very important that you brush your Jackapoo’s teeth regularly with a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically made for dogs.
4.) Feed Him A Good Diet
It is crucial that you feed your Jackapoo quality food and that you stay away from giving him any junk food or any type of food that can potentially be toxic for him to digest.
5.) Groom Him Regularly
Keep your Jackapoo’s coat healthy by brushing him 2 to 3 times a week, and also try to give him a bath every 4 weeks.
6.) Give Him A Quality Living Environment
Make sure that your Jackapoo has a proper environment to thrive in. They do not do well in apartments because they need space to run around and play.
7.) Don’t Leave Him Alone For Long
Sadly, Jackapoos suffer from separation anxiety so it is best not to leave your pup alone for long periods at a time. They feel anxious and stressed, and this is not good for your furry friend’s overall health.
And there you have it. The average life expectancy of a Jackapoo is between 12 and 15 years, and since this mixed breed is considered to be generally healthy, you can be sure that your furry friend will be by your side for many years to come.
That said, it is very important that you take proper care of your Jackapoo. Make sure that he gets regular exercise, attention, and that he goes for regular visits to the vet. Make sure that you feed him proper food and that he can thrive in his current living environment.