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If you're a dog owner, you're likely familiar with the common rule that equates one year for your furry friend to seven years for you. However, it is a very rough approximation and doesn't apply consistently throughout the stages of a dog's life.
Puppyhood: Dogs age very rapidly in their first few years, with significant physical and developmental changes. This is why the ratio is often used as a rough guideline during this phase. For example, a one-year-old dog is often said to be roughly equivalent to a seven-year-old human in terms of maturity
Adolescence and Adulthood: As dogs mature, the aging ratio changes. Large breeds tend to age more quickly in the first few years, while smaller dogs may age more slowly. Therefore, the one-to-seven ratio becomes less accurate as dogs enter their adult years.
Senior Years: In a dog's senior years, the aging process slows down a bit.
Recent scientific research suggests that the one-to-seven ratio is an oversimplification.
Genetics, breed, and size all play a significant role in a dog's aging process.
We've used a formula developed by talented individuals at The University of California, San Diego, to create this Dog Age Calculator.
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