Dog Years: The 7 Stages of Puppy Growth and Development - Animal Facts

Dog Years: The 7 Stages of Puppy Growth and Development – Animal Facts

We can all agree that our puppies grow up to fast. It seems to happen in a blink of an eye. But, if you pay close attention, you may notice that it doesn’t happen all at once. Between his first breath to reaching full grown doggy status your new friend goes through not only physical growth but also mental growth. Let’s get to know how your puppy will develop.

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Dog Years: How Do You Calculate Dog Years to Human Years?

Dog Years: How Do You Calculate Dog Years to Human Years?

Since the 1950s, the popular calculation of how old a dog is “in human years” has been that 1 dog year is the equivalent of 7 human years. It’s a popular myth that refuses to give up the ghost. But, because dogs mature at a different rate than humans, it’s not so straightforward. Age is more than just a chronological measurement of years lived. It’s also an expression of how our bodies have been affected by the passage of time.

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Dog Years: How can you tell how old a dog is?

Dog Years: How can you tell how old a dog is?

It’s not always apparent how old a dog is. You may have just adopted a canine companion or a stray may have found his way to your door. Either way, we, in general, like to know the age of our pets. Unfortunately, this is not an exact science and there can be many variables. Even an experienced veterinary professional is making an educated guess. But, there are some solid indicators.

Let’s look at some of the ways to tell a dog’s age.

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