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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