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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

…you think

"To estimate your dog's age in human years, multiply the dog's age by seven, right? Wrong.

A more accurate conversion isn't so easy to do in your head: Multiply the natural logarithm of the dog's age by 16, then add 31. Researchers report this new canine age formula online July 2 in Cell Systems.

As animals get older, tiny chemical tags called methyl groups get added and removed from DNA. These changes track with different stages of growth and can be used to determine biological age. Scientists can even compare changes across species. In this case, the researchers compared the methylation states of 320 humans, ages 1 to 103 years, with those of 104 Labrador retrievers, ages 5 weeks to 16 years…."
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So… my beloved Beagle died at the age of 16 and a half years… how much of "human" age she had?… 90?
Thanks for your help

By the way… how much lived your must beloved dog?…



Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 10:33 p.m. PST

"Multiply the natural logarithm of the dog's age by 16, then add 31".


My dog is very old, almost 19 now, in real years.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 10:53 p.m. PST

Sadly they don't live long enough.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 2:14 a.m. PST

Most of mine lived to 13-14 years. Current one (greyhound) is almost 7 years .

Dagwood30 Jul 2020 6:46 a.m. PST

Poor dogs ! They reach 31 almost the moment they are born, then go from 40 to 70 over the next twelve years…

My daughter's dog is about eighteen months old, and behaves more like a human teenager than a 37yr old, so I'll stick with the "x7" rule !

Lost Wolf30 Jul 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

my beast is 15 actual. both of us take long, deep naps and move slowly and somewhat painfully. but we never have problems getting to the supper table.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 7:25 p.m. PST

Too much math to contemplate while browsing a forum about miniatures. I do like dogs, though.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 9:31 p.m. PST



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