Everybody knows the term, “dog years;” which is equivalent to 7 “human years.” As it turns out, “dog years,” might not even be a real thing, according to a new study by the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
They have figured out a better way of figuring out your dog’s age in relation to humans with a new formula.
Here’s the main difference; at the beginning, dogs age much faster than humans in their first year (a 1-year-old dog would be like the equivalent to a 30-year-old person) but as they get older, the age slower. It is kind of weird to think about it; a 9-month-old dog could start having puppies. So while the study disproves the 1:7 ratio of dog’s lives, turns out we still don’t have the best way to relate dogs ages to our own.
Every dog is different, and age is only a number after all!