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How long do West Highland White Terriers or Westies live?

How long do West Highland White Terriers or Westies live?

How long do Westies live? I was walking with my son, Jonathan, and Pepper, our Westie, down to the beach where we live. I met a neighbor named John who I hadn’t seen in ages. I was very surprised to see him alone because he has a black labrador and the two are inseparable.

Naturally, I asked about Barney, and his face went crazy. I knew something was wrong. His response was that he had to destroy Barney because he developed cancer and it came on so quickly. He didn’t want his friend to suffer.

I told John I was very sorry. He knew I meant it, as do all dog lovers. After all, it is the death of one of your family. Non-dog owners can’t understand and I think they are the losers of such love and loyalty.

The news hurt Jonathan because he was always playing with Barney and teasing him.

Made me wonder how long our Pepper will live. A Westie should generally live up to about 15 years if he is likely to be cared for and if no serious health problem develops.

He’s 6 now and I still can’t believe he’s that old. Maybe it’s a sign that I’m getting old because my kids seemed to grow up in an instant.

I give Pepper a big hug when I get home and he gets a few extra treats too. I don’t want to take him for granted and will follow up on his health checks with proper West Highland Terrier care. He always looks like a little puppy again every time he comes back from the groomer. I also need to start creating the westie pictures again.

So for all you dog lovers out there, please make sure to hug your pet today

(Rebuttal: Any information contained on this site relating to various medical, health and fitness conditions of Westies or other animals and their treatment is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace advice provided by your veterinarian. You should not use the information contained herein to diagnose the health of any animal. You should always consult and check with your own vet or veterinarian.)

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