HAPPY CAN-PLEANNO:HOW OLD WOULD MY DOG BE IF HE WERE A HUMAN?
The rule of 7 really applies to calculating dog years? You know that calculation according to whichone year of our furry friend corresponds to 7 years for us humans. Well, that's actually not the case!
But don't despair, there is still a way to figure out which candles to buy for your pet!!
The age of our dogs is based on size and breedA
Having established that the calculation of 7 years no longer serves us much, we know that dogs have a lifespan that is very different from that of humans. But we must keep in mind that this depends very much on the size of our peoplelittle ones orolder children friends:
- Small dogs they are usually the longest-lived, with one lifebetween 15 and 18 years.
- Medium-sized dogs they can liveup to 14 years.
- Large dogs usuallythey reach 11 years of age.
These differences are a great starting point for identifyingcanine years of our friends.
HOW THE YEARS OF DOGS ARE COUNTED?
So how do I figure out how old my puppy is now that he's 10 human years old?
In addition to the size factor it is important to consider the moment in which our friend goes from being apuppy… to an older dog approaching the mature stage.In fact, the first year of age is incredibly important because at the end of the same year the dog will be a real teenager having already about 15 human years. (at least for medium and small breeds..
And in just 365 days, at the end of the second year, he will be ready to face adulthood!
From this moment on we can rely on a calculation for which each year will correspond to about 4 human years in the case of small dogs and let's say 7 for large breeds.
In order not to go crazy behind the calculations, luckily we have a table!!
AGE OF DOGS REALLY MATTERSO?
In short, we understood that making a relationship between our years and the age of dogs is possible, but it really makes senseso?
After all, in the animal world, chronological and biological age are not always so closely linked and it is extremely important to understand the needs of our 4-legged friend regardless of how old he is. They are still playful, no?
Even for dogs, age is just a number, it is giving themselves the paw that is really important!!
You have some story behind your dog's year count?
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Author: Francesco Trocchia