Since the 1950s, the popular calculation of how old a dog was “in human years” has been that 1 dog year is the equivalent of 7 human ones. Even though this formula has been around for a surprisingly long time, the reality is not so cut-and-dried. That doesn’t stop many people from defaulting to this […] The post How to Calculate Dog Years to Human Years appeared first on American Kennel Club.
Dogs and cats age more rapidly than humans. At one time or another we’ve all heard the expression ‘dog years’, but most of us are unaware of how the relative age and weight of our pets is calculated by veterinarians and others in the pet health field.