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Old 12-10-2019, 03:27 PM   #1
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Interesting new dog age calculator

Hey dog lovers.

Here’s a better way to convert dog years to human years according to a new study.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019...scientists-say

This is real interesting. Our 5 year old dog is calculated to be 57 human years old. When she hits age 10, she’s actually only 68 human years old. However, when she was age 1, she was 31 human years old.

The article suggest research into the dog aging project shows that they age very rapidly and then they slow down.

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Dog age calculators are nearly useless if they don't account for breed. A 10 year old Mastiff is very different from a 10 year old Collie.
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Dog age calculators are nearly useless if they don't account for breed. A 10 year old Mastiff is very different from a 10 year old Collie.
Agreed! One’s a mastiff, the other is a collie. Some breeds live longer or suffer more disease than others, but it would appear that the methylation data is equal in both species- canine and human.

Just in case you forgot to read the article from the posted link:

“All dogs—no matter the breed—follow a similar developmental trajectory, reaching puberty around 10 months and dying before age 20. But to increase their chances of finding genetic factors associated with aging, Ideker’s team focused on a single breed: Labrador retrievers.”

“They’ve shown that there’s a gradual increase in DNA methylation in both species with age,” says Steve Austad, an evolutionary biologist and aging expert at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He doesn’t find that especially surprising, but he thinks the technique could reveal far more interesting results if applied to issues like the different life spans among different dog breeds.
That’s one goal of Kaeberlein, whose group’s new Dog Aging Project (open to all breeds) will include epigenetic profiles of its canine subjects. He hopes to find out why some dogs develop disease at younger ages or die earlier than normal, whereas others live long, disease-free lives.“

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Dog age calculators are nearly useless if they don't account for breed. A 10 year old Mastiff is very different from a 10 year old Collie.
That's true.

Our little pal has long outlived our friends larger dogs.
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Supper at 7 PM ( we feed them at 7:30)
I used to tell the 'No! You have to wait 3.5 hrs ( 30 min times 7) it usually worked.
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