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how do you tell how old a dog is

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Asked by angel20105330 at 4:02 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Pets

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  • Generally, the younger they are, the healthier their teeth are. Otherwise, it's a guess.

    Answer by LindaClement at 4:03 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • You can tell by their teeth but even that is a guess. Some vets are very accurate though. When they are young their teeth are usually cleaner/whiter so they can gaige off of that. Vets also look at their eyes because there are age changes that occur about 10 years.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 4:37 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • The teeth thing isn't always true though.. a raw fed dog will have white teeth and healthy gums for most of their lives.. :)

    a vet can tell by feel.. just like with humans.. the growth of the bones and how much space there is between them for growing and such.

    Answer by HeatherReneeB at 9:40 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Teeth, and ask your Vet.

    Answer by SavageGrl at 10:16 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Usually the teeth gives a good approximation. The canines come in right at 5 months and the back molars between 8-10 months. Of course it is individual like in people so this is give and take. If the teeth have a lot of plaque or wear you might assume it is an older dog.

    Answer by spottedpony at 3:50 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • cool by their teeth

    Answer by Jazmineamomma at 5:59 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • You can get a good estimate by looking at their canine teeth. After about 6 years, they develop a groove. The longer the groove, the older the dog. Also, the size of the tooth

    Answer by miatagirl at 1:54 AM on Dec. 8, 2010

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