Dog years: How do you calculate a dog's true age?

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It’s often said that the age of can be better understood by multiplying their age, in human , by seven. But is that really true?

Meg, my died a couple of months ago. She’d reached the grand old age of 19 years and four months.

A few days later, I was reminded of the oft-quoted statistic that every human year equates to seven dog years. This mental calculation looms more largely in an owner’s mind as a dog gets older, and thoughts turn to how long the pet has left.

But if that stat were really true then Meg would have been 135 years old when she died, which seems very unlikely.

No human is known to have lived beyond 122.

So if the seven dog years to one human year is wrong how do we work out an accurate calculation?

Dogs are the most diverse species on the planet. They can vary in weight from 6 lb (3kg) to 200 lb (90kg) when fully grown and have widely differing body shapes and hair types.

This also means that there is a lot of variation among breeds in terms of life expectancy. And unexpectedly, small dogs like Meg live longer than big ones.

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    • TJNmarauder124
    • May 10, 2013

    PAHAHAHAHA I LOVED THE BOX PART!!!!

    • chaosXP3RT
    • May 10, 2013

    mabey ineed

    • KreativeMystery
    • May 10, 2013

    In this one they really nailed Cat Friend; in the last one they kinda focused on dog friend. The laser pointer and the last scene were the best.

    • mikkapitan
    • May 10, 2013

    cats and boxes. just LOL

    • Boyonspace
    • May 10, 2013

    I think there should be a scene where the cat is giving him lots of hugs and being very affectionate just to suddenly slap him and run away lol. I have known a couple of cats (one of mine included) that will come over and caress your leg just to nip at it and sprint away haha! Funny little things

    • loli38980
    • May 10, 2013

    aller voir ma video reprise d’une porodie tros cool (la meme de justin baby)

    • Alia Sofea
    • May 10, 2013

    The box part, are sooooo like my cat hahaha

    • Tina Woolard
    • May 10, 2013

    They should def do more of these videos they are so good!

    • Janina Katrine Jensen-Brun
    • May 10, 2013

    PART 3 PLEACE!!!!

    • Олександр Дяківський
    • May 10, 2013

    Це правда – котики люблять коробки

    • Rebness
    • May 10, 2013

    No. The cat is actually funny.

    • Doncella Neon
    • May 10, 2013

    I love the cat ♥_♥!!!! hahahah

    • Brad Westlake
    • May 10, 2013

    That ending! LOL

    • denicedublin
    • May 10, 2013

    MORE! MORE! Team CAT!

    • Karen Martinez
    • May 10, 2013

    lol i act more like the cat

    • gabbi9985
    • May 10, 2013

    Dogs Attack And Bark At The Vacuum

    • Miguel Santa
    • May 10, 2013

    OMG!!!What a great video…!I couldn’t stop laughing, very creative and talented guys…

    • Gwendolen Greenwood
    • May 10, 2013

    Lmao @ 1:54. Cat guy is sexy as always.

    • Lily Dahms
    • May 10, 2013

    1:57 haha omg I’m dying

    • Krys K
    • May 10, 2013

    Not all of them.

    • reddy9ticky9com
    • May 10, 2013

    This funny….good Video….

    • Darkskynet1
    • May 10, 2013

    Please make a 3rd one!! These are great!

    • Luis Felipe Gonzalez Diaz
    • May 10, 2013

    cat friend seems gay somehow………. or is that because his acting like a cat.

    • Anteatersloth335
    • May 10, 2013

    Lol

    • Jordan O
    • May 10, 2013

    The dog reminds me of ELF!

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