The American Veterinary Medical Association uses the chart below to calculate age and we thought we would share it in hope that you would consider a mature dog for adoption.
So many senior dogs are overlooked because of their age. Many people still use that “old” calculation to translate a dog’s age in human years – 7 years of each actual year. Well, let’s recalculate!
Since smaller breeds tend to live longer than larger breeds, it’s important to calculate your dog’s age according to the right category: small (20 pounds or less), medium (21 – 50 pounds).
Age of Dog Small Breed Medium Breed
(Human Years) (Age In Dog Years) (Age In Dog Years)
6 40 42
7 44 47
8 48 51
9 52 56
10 56 60
11 60 65
12 64 69
13 68 74
So let’s look a little closer at our “senior” or “older” dogs. “60 IS THE NEW 40” ISN’T IT??
Dutch 7 years old (in human years) 47 years old (in dog years)
Louie 7 years old (in human years) 47 years old (in dog years)
Stella 8 years old (in human years) 48 years old (in dog years)
Bryce 9 years old (in human years) 56 years old (in dog years)
Holly 8 years old (in human years) 48 years old (in dog years)
ALL OF THESE DOGS HAVE LOTS OF LIFE TO LIVE AND LOTS OF LOVE TO GIVE. CAN YOU GIVE AN OLDER DOG A HOME? YOU WON’T REGRET IT. YOU WILL GET MORE LOVE THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED.
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