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how do you tell how old a dog is

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angel20105330

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.
    LindaClement

    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.
    KyliesMom5

    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.
    HeatherReneeB

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

  • Teeth, and ask your Vet.
    SavageGrl

    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.
    spottedpony

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

  • cool by their teeth
    Jazmineamomma

    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
    miatagirl

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

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