Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How To Calculate a Dog's Age

A popular misconception is that dogs age 7 years for each calendar year. In fact, canine aging is much more rapid during the first 2 years of a dog's life. After the first 2 years the ratio settles down to 5 to 1 for small and medium breeds. For large breeds the rate is 6 to 1, and for giant breeds the rate is 7 to 1. Thus, at 10 years of age a Great Dane would be 80 years old while a pug would only be 64.
This and the whole article is taken from my favorite Dogster website.

How can you be sure your dog is not aging to fast? give them great food
treats and healthy supplements

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