How to determine the age of cats and dogs by human standards?
People always treat their pets as “our smaller brothers” , but this is not quite so. Often, they are smaller in size (if you don’t have a mastiff, of course) and require taking care of yourself, this is true, but as far as age goes, everything is not so simple and straightforward. After all, age, for example, cats and dogs does not match the human. Their maturation is measured by other rules, and by human standards they may be much older than you. In order to achieve greater understanding with your “baby”, you need to clarify the relevance of your ages. I wonder how old your pet is? Well, I wonder the same!
The average age of dogs is 8-12 years old , but there are long-livers: the record belongs to a dog named Maggie from Australia, she was 30 years old! When translated into human age - it's almost 200 years old! To more accurately determine the "human" age of the dog, it is necessary to take into account its size. The larger the dog, the greater its age by 5 years. On average, small dogs have a life expectancy of 1.5 times longer than large dogs. Of course, in addition to size, it is necessary to take into account the breed, gender (as in humans, on average, women live longer than men) and individual characteristics.
Cats live on average for 10-15 years . Their record holder is a comrade who has lived a happy 34 years! 34 !! The ratio of the age of the cat-man can be defined as follows. During its first year of life, a cat tries to live independently, without its mother, to hunt, play, eat, learn about the world. As for the person, he achieves similar results by about 15 years. A cat that has already turned 2 years old is considered an adult and fully formed animal that already has its own unique character, knows what it needs and how to achieve it. People achieve this by about 24 years of age. So you can draw an age parallel. In the future, one human year for a cat is on average 4 years.
Age of dogs by human standards
The age of cats by human standards