Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dog's age not in 7-year increments.

Byline: Pet Care DR. JEFF NICHOL For the Journal

Q. Could you please tell me how to figure a dog's age? I know it isn't like everyone says, just seven years for every one of ours.

Dr. Nichol: Do our pets hang around the water bowl and debate their owners' ages in pet years? I don't think so. But, heck, it's fun, so here's the chart:

DOG HUMAN

1 year 15 years

2 years 24 years

4 years 32 years

7 years 45 years

10 years 56 years

15 years 76 years

20 years 98 years

CAT HUMAN

1 year 15 years

2 years 24 years

5 years 36 years

7 years 45 years

12 years 64 years

15 years 76 years

18 years 88 years

21 years 100 years

For cats and small dogs these charts are a pretty good predictor of life expectancy. …

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