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Friday, August 05, 2011

Dogs: How To Calculate Their Real Age

Many of us still operate under the old adage that all dogs age seven years for every one year that a human ages, but recently we've heard that this is now regarded as less than accurate, or "bunk", as we like to say. So how do we try to estimate our pooch's age to better access and treat potential health problems?
Photos courtesy of NY TImes and Reuters

This recent article from the New York TImes sheds some light on the matter, by summarizing new information from Web MD's dog age calculation chart. For example, dogs mature at a faster rate than children during their first couple of years, so the first year of a dog's life is probably equal to 15 human years, rather than seven. And as most of us already know, a dog's size and breed also influence the rate at which a dog ages. Read the full article here: well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/03/calculating-the-real-age-of-your-dog/?scp=1&sq=dogs%20and%20cats&st=cse

Parental Unit just used that chart to calculate my "real" age and I'm still in my early thirties! I look raring to go, don't I?
Photo of me by Rachel Lauren Photography


Marg said...

That is pretty interesting about a dog's age. My dog is around the same age as I am but only 11 years old in years. Good info. Take care.

A MilShelb Mom said...

Hmmmm We're going to look at this now.
~Milly and Shelby

A MilShelb Mom said...

32! According to that chart we're 32. That makes us older than our parents! YES!!! We can really rule the house now (not that we didn't already)!
~Milly and Shelby

Bocci said...

Gee, I never thought of it that way, Milly and Shelby...but I still have a long way to go before I'm older than my Mom! Hehehe
(I'm 32, too!)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That thingy says I am 36 and that Ruby just turned 32 and Penny will be 32 in a couple of weeks.
This was Fun Bocci. I think you look really Sharp buddy.

Asta said...

I think you look handsome and vewy young

Eawly thiwties awe sowt of the bestest yeaws pawsibull so enjoy them!!1 Appeawantly I'm going to be 36 this septembew..honestly I don't feel that old, hehehe
anyway, I'm sowwy you didn't get to come to Bowa Bowa..I was taken thewe by fwiends and didn't know in time to invite anyone

I hope next time I'll know in enuff time to bwing you along
smoochie kisses
pee ess My pawents awe sooo ancient, that I'll nevew catch up to them

George The Lad said...

Hi Bocci
Great to see you again, and thanks for your visit
I've just taken a look and I'm 24!! older tham a thought, but they say its how you feel not you age that matters ;)
Have a good week
See yea George xxx

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