Dog Parents - You Have Been Doing Dog Years All Wrong

July 9, 2020
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Dog parents, when you tell someone your pups age, say six years they do quick math and say, "Oh, that's like 42 in dog years"?  Maybe you agree, seeing that we've always been told that a dog ages 7 years for every human year.  

Well, a new study says we're all doing dog years wrong!!  The University of California San Diego School of Medicine has found that the 1 human year is NOT equal to 7 dog years.  The researchers studied over 100 Labrador retrievers over 16 years.  What they found was dogs age fast early in their life, and then slow down.

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The info says an 8 week old puppy, is like a 9 month old human.  A dog that is 4 years old, is more like a 52 year-old human.  They also say a 6 year old dog, is equal to someone who is 60.  Scientists also found that dog aging slows at 7 years (human years).

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No word on a "Cat Study" but, since they have 9 lives...they pretty much live forever!