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# IS IT true every one yr of a dogs life is like 7 yrs to a human?

or 8 or whatever it is????????????

Asked by Rydersmommy616 at 1:28 AM on May. 4, 2011 in Pets

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• Here's a breakdown of dog to human age radio.

http://www.wolfweb.com.au/acd/dogshumanages.html

Answer by SalemWitchChild at 1:30 AM on May. 4, 2011

• I read somewhere that the first 2 or 3 years are 7 each, then every year after that it's one year. So my dog is 4, but he would be 16 if it's just the 2yrs, but 23 if it's 3 yrs.

Answer by cassie_kellison at 2:30 AM on May. 4, 2011

• 7 to 9

Answer by cnv13085 at 10:00 AM on May. 4, 2011

• Other way around. 1 year of human life is 7 years of dog life.

Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on May. 4, 2011

• It is 7 yrs.

Answer by worrywart55 at 11:13 AM on May. 4, 2011

Answer by tasches at 2:03 PM on May. 4, 2011

• My vet says u calculate for dogs and cats the same as u do for people. The 7 year thing my vet told me is not true! I have consulted more then one vet on this.

Answer by dancer at 2:21 PM on May. 4, 2011

• If it is, my dog is 98......

Answer by turtldov at 6:56 PM on May. 4, 2011

• It depends on who you ask. :) I've heard "not true." I've been told "true" and I've been told "sort of true." The 1 to 7 thing is connected to the fact that canine life spans are not nearly as long as human average life spans. Somewhere in where in there, people tried to make it easier to understand when a dog enters adolescence, adulthood and senior-dog-dom by creating this mathematical formula. The latest chart I saw broke down the dog to human year's ratio further dependent on breed type. Large breed dogs tend to have shorter average life spans than small breeds. I wish I could find that chart again. Grrrr.... All I know is it said my 1 yr old (this month he'll be a year) Golden Retriever came out as a 12 yr old people equivalent on that chart.

Answer by ldmrmom at 1:09 PM on May. 6, 2011

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