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Interesting, but they don't take into account the differences in lifespan/aging of dogs of different sizes.


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My cat Mesa is currently at the high end of the chart. She is 20 years old and will be 21 on April 5!!

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interesting.

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Here's another one:
The Senior Dogs Project

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We asked a friend of ours recently if she would be willing to contribute a photo of her two dogs, who are 7 and 9 years old, to our Senior Dogs Project. She bristled a little and then said, "My dogs aren't senior! They don't act old. They run and jump and play just as they always have."
In the 1970's, dogs generally lived 7 or 8 years. Now, a dog might be looking at 10 to 15 years of life. (Source: American Veterinary Hospital Association)
Like people, dogs are individual in the way they age. Certain breeds, mixed breeds, and, in general, smaller dogs tend to live longer. A small dog of less than 20 pounds might not seem to show any signs of age until she is 12 or so. A 50-pound dog won't seem old until about 10. Larger dogs begin to show their age at 8 or 9.




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Here's another one:
The Senior Dogs Project
Rocky said he didn't like that site because it called him geriatric.


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I didn't like this chart (but I never like any chart I see.) They never seem anywhere near accurate. According to this chart, Dakota is nearly 48, Ditto is nearly 32, Daisy is nearly 28, and Wee Gee is about 6-ish. Dakota acts like he is in his 60's most of the time, where as Ditto acts like she is in her late teens to early twenties. Daisy definitely acts like she is in here early teens. Weegee is still a toddler. They don't consider sizes, breeds, or the fact that many breeds really don't age much until much later in their life. ( One of our past GSDs acted the same his whole life, up until the day he died when he was 13.) Another factor to "age" is illness or injury. Somebody who is ill will appear and act older than they are. I'm hoping for the best with Ditto, that she will make it to 13 and be vibrant. However, I don't see her living much past 10 because she is bigger than most GSDs.

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