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Myth No. 2: Dogs age seven years for every human year

Myth No. 2: Dogs age seven years for every human year

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The truth: This myth has been around for so long most people see it as a fact. Although dogs do age quicker than humans, the 7:1 ratio is not perfectly accurate.

Dogs age faster when they are younger, and then the aging process slows down as they get older.

The size of the dog also plays a role in the aging process — larger dogs age faster than small dogs.

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