How can I find out how old my dog is?
- 15 human years equals the first year of a medium-sized dog’s life.
- Year two for a dog equals about nine years for a human.
- And after that, each human year would be approximately five years for a dog.
Can a vet tell the exact age of a dog? Your vet can help you come up with a reliable estimate of your dog’s age, so that you can provide the best care for your pup—whether he’s a senior or barely an adult.
Is an 11 year old dog considered old? A small dog is considered a senior when it hits about 11 years old, a medium-sized dog at 10, and a large dog around eight. At these ages, your canine companion may slow down, gain weight, be forgetful, and experience a dulling of the senses.
Is a 3 year old dog considered old? Signs Your Dog is Aging
We know that dog senior status varies according to size and breed. Generally, small dogs are considered senior citizens when they reach 11 years of age, medium-sized dogs at 10 years of age, large breeds at 8 years of age, and giant-breeds at 7.