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(UPI)   Scientists have developed a better way to measure dog years ..with handy Tom Hanks comparison chart   (upi.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Dog, Labrador Retriever, dog's age, Aging, human years, Dog health, Aging in dogs, DNA  
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2020-07-04 7:09:21 AM  
By any means of measure, our "techichi" (unspecified Chihuahua mix) is pretty ancient.  He's somewhere around 15 years old!
 
2020-07-04 7:59:54 AM  
My dog is somewhere between Green Mile and Castaway. She's a rescue so we don't know for sure.
 
2020-07-04 8:14:26 AM  
This non-linear way to measure dog (and cat) years is nothing new. Vets have known this for years.

However, throwing Tom Hanks into the scale is new.
 
2020-07-04 8:20:09 AM  
Inspired by his graduate student Tiny Wang

Hehehe
 
2020-07-04 8:31:33 AM  
On a more serious note, 1 in dog years equating to 30 in human years seems a bit off.  Maybe it's correct using their DNA marker method, but based on my experience (not science, I know), I always equated 1 to around 18 in human years.  Technically a physically mature adult, but a giant idiot with tons of energy.
 
2020-07-04 9:26:39 AM  

Hoban Washburne: Inspired by his graduate student Tiny Wang

Hehehe


Yeah the Tiny Wang reference made me giggle.
 
2020-07-04 12:06:39 PM  
I wish the volcano would have won.
 
2020-07-04 12:20:16 PM  

Hoban Washburne: Inspired by his graduate student Tiny Wang

Hehehe


If I were the author of this article, probably couldn't have helped myself and written: "inspired by his (graduate student) Tiny Wang"
 
2020-07-04 1:08:49 PM  
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2020-07-04 1:22:49 PM  

NotCodger: This non-linear way to measure dog (and cat) years is nothing new. Vets have known this for years.

However, throwing Tom Hanks into the scale is new.


Thanks, Tom Hanks.

THanks.
 
2020-07-04 1:38:42 PM  

RaceDTruck: Hoban Washburne: Inspired by his graduate student Tiny Wang

Hehehe

Yeah the Tiny Wang reference made me giggle.


She's a member of the "must ego surf with safe search 'on'" club.

/along with me and biggus dickus
 
2020-07-04 2:04:15 PM  
Sooo, with the exception of the first few years it's closer to 8:1.  Thanks, I'm going to just use that and never worry about getting it closer to correct. Or just: Dogs are adults by 1, seniors by 8, Today Show Shoutouts by 14.
 
2020-07-04 3:16:19 PM  
They could've at least used the right breed in the photos.

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2020-07-04 4:24:58 PM  

Gordon Bennett: NotCodger: This non-linear way to measure dog (and cat) years is nothing new. Vets have known this for years.

However, throwing Tom Hanks into the scale is new.

Thanks, Tom Hanks.

THanks.


It would be a betrayal of my handle for me to not +smart and +funny this comment.

/+smunny
 
2020-07-04 7:04:53 PM  

Gordon Bennett: NotCodger: This non-linear way to measure dog (and cat) years is nothing new. Vets have known this for years.

However, throwing Tom Hanks into the scale is new.

Thanks, Tom Hanks.

THanks.


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2020-07-04 7:25:43 PM  

Hoban Washburne: Inspired by his graduate student Tiny Wang

Hehehe


You can't leave out the inspirational quality Tiny Wang's love of dogs has.
 
2020-07-04 10:01:37 PM  
My vet had a chart that was based on the age and weight of the pooch. Seems like a wiser, simpler metric given the larger dog = shorter lifespan rule of thumb.

By that reckoning my eight year old pupper was in the high 60s.

I'd love to have a very large dog but my heart can't take the short lifespans. Nor do I have any interest in pure breeds. So I settle in on mutts that  fall a little +\- 75 lbs and get a nice 13-15 year run with them.
 
2020-07-05 2:14:39 AM  
First year is 14, the rest are 5.

So a 10-year-old dog would be 14+((10-1)x5), or 14 +9x5, or 14+45, or 59 human years.

15 would be 84 years equivalent.

Seems to work okay.
 
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