• Question: Why is one human year equal to seven dog years?

    Asked by Katie to Kieran on 7 Nov 2018.
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      Kieran answered on 7 Nov 2018:

      Hi Katie, I am not sure why people say this. I would guess that an old dog is considered to be maybe 12 years. the average lifespan of a human is thought to be approximately 85 years, which is ~7 times that of a dog??

      Can you shed any light?