Scientists have come up with a better way to convert your dog's age to human years

Merin Porter
Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin
edited November 2020 in Other News

Thought this was interesting!

"Now, new research by a team of geneticists and biologists at the University of California, San Diego and elsewhere explains the discrepancy. The scientists say they’ve devised a far more accurate formula for the human-canine conversion — one that front-loads the aging process for dogs and accounts for such variables as breed size — by boring into the effects of aging on their respective DNAs."


  • merlin44
    merlin44 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭✭

    This means my Layla Blu is 32 years old though she still acts like a 4 year old. LOL

  • Merin Porter
    Merin Porter Posts: 1,026 admin

    @merlin44, it's so funny -- we've got a 2-year-old male dog who still acts like a 2-year-old, and a 3-year-old female dog who acts like she's 60. These conversions are interesting, but in the end, it's still kind of an individual thing, I think!