How fast do dogs really age when compared with humans?

01/4/2012 | WebMD

It's not exactly correct to calculate a dog's age based on the commonly believed formula that one dog year equals seven human years because physiological and chronological age are not the same, according to veterinarian Ann Hohenhaus. The lifespan of a dog is actually determined by several factors, such as breed and body size, and Dr. Hohenhaus points out that the best means of ensuring a long and healthy life for all pets is regular, preventive veterinary care.

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