While anthropomorphic, comparing our pets’ ages to our own is common. Heather Cha, editor, offers perspective in this Yahoo News story. Veterinary hospital personnel will appreciate the updated information and resources.
Source: Yahoo News, December 15, 2015.
In fact, a dog’s aging process is accelerated during the first few years of maturation and then slows down after that. Further, the specific breed of dog plays a factor in lifespan. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than medium-size dogs, who in turn live longer than large dogs.