Every Dog Year Isn’t Equal to 7 Human Years

By Doug Lazy on July 6, 2020
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We’ve all heard that one year of a dog’s life is supposed to be equal to 7 human years, right? Well, according to a new study, that’s not true!

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers came up with a new formula to determine determine how “old” your dog is. They say that their study showed that “dogs age at a much faster rate than humans early in their lives, then slow down after reaching maturity.” So based on the study, a one-year-old dog would be comparable to a 30-year-old human and a dog that’s 4 would be comparable to 52-year-old human. After a dog turns 7, the aging process slows down, according to the study.


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