How Do Dogs Age?

Most dog owners have heard that one human year of aging is equal to seven dog years, but is that really true? As it turns out, a better way to understand how your dog is aging is to ask the vet at your next appointment at your animal hospital in Saratoga.

Watch this video to learn more about dog aging.

Dogs age quickly during the first year of life. Ask your vet about a puppy package to help meet all of your pooch’s needs which will help slow aging. Breed and weight are much better factors of how your dog will age. Your veterinarian can explain what is typical for your dog based on its breed. During your animal hospital appointments, your vet will make recommendations to help your dog stay healthy and live longer. Large breed dogs age faster than smaller breeds, but only your veterinarian can help you understand exactly how your own dog is aging.