How to Calculate the Human Age of a Dog

Until now we believed in the false myth that a canine year was equivalent to 7 years of human life, this equivalence has been completely denied and there are other values ​​that allow us to define it better, since the physiological development of a dog is not always constant nor comparable to that of a human being.

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In YourCatCareguide we want to help you calculate the human age of your dog , however it is good to remember that what matters is not age, but rather how you are in health. Perhaps a 12-year-old Boxer (exceeding his life expectancy) is very well alongside a 7-year-old Maltese Bichon (when one considers that he is still an adult). Inquire about all this next.

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Puppies and youngsters

A cub lies at the age of discovering the environment as well as resting. In order for our young dog to develop properly he must be healthy and receive all necessary care .

However, regarding age are not as small as we might think, we can relate a 3-month-old puppy to a 3-year-old human and a 6-month old would be comparable to a 10-year-old.

By the time they reach 12 months of age, we can say that their age is equivalent to 20 human years. At the end of his youth stage we can say that when a dog is 2 years old the human equivalence is 24 years.

This is undoubtedly the period of age in which the dog is in its best form and splendor . Taking care of him and enjoying with him are the best options to have a happy dog.

Puppies and youngsters

A cub lies at the age of discovering the environment as well as resting. In order for our young dog to develop properly he must be healthy and receive all necessary care .

However, regarding age are not as small as we might think, we can relate a 3-month-old puppy to a 3-year-old human and a 6-month old would be comparable to a 10-year-old.

By the time they reach 12 months of age, we can say that their age is equivalent to 20 human years. At the end of his youth stage we can say that when a dog is 2 years old the human equivalence is 24 years.

This is undoubtedly the period of age in which the dog is in its best form and splendor . Taking care of him and enjoying with him are the best options to have a happy dog.

Adulthood of the dog

We have already seen the equivalences of canine and human age up to 2 years of dog life.

From 2 years of age, each year is equivalent to 4 human years . In this way, a 6-year-old dog would have about 40 human years.

At this stage you may start to notice some signs of maturity, such as serenity or some problems with your teeth, but do not worry, a well-kept dog will continue to have a perfect quality of life for a long time.

Keep enjoying with him exercising and teaching him various tricks , and it is very important to go with him to the vet on a regular basis and especially if your dog is large or predisposed to acquire any genetic disease.

Old age

Although the calculation of age does not change depending on the breed, the aging stage and the life expectancy can be very different depending on the breed of dog. Discover the activities you can do with an elderly dog , you will be surprised!

Some large dogs may live up to 12 or 13 years, so when a large dog has reached the age of 9 we can talk about a dog that is in old age. If, in addition to being a large breed, it is also a pure breed without crosses, life expectancy may be slightly reduced.

In contrast, puppies of small size and coming from various breeds can live up to 16 years or more, depending on the care, food and quality of life they have.

Remember that there is something more important than calculating the age of your dog in human years: enjoy all of your steps, for this it is crucial that you take care of it properly day after day.

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Emily Harris
 

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