Study Shows 1 Year Old Dog is Similar to 30 Year Old Human
Researchers at University of California have found that young dogs age much more quickly compared with humans.
The study showed that a 1 year old dog is similar to a 30 year old human, a 4 year old dog is similar to a 52 year old human and that by 7 years, the ageing process in dogs slows.
The researchers created a new formula to compare the dog ages with human ages based on epigenetic changes’ to DNA and looked at the changing patterns of methyl groups in dog and human DNA over time. The formula gives a much more accurate result which could help vets when evaluating anti-ageing interventions in their patients.