That is kind of a sobering article as someone who’s dog just turned 1. We know dogs age more rapidly and have a shorter lifespan than humans, but it is surprising how young they are when their bodies reach middle age. I guess it makes sense that they age the way humans do but in a shorter time span.
According to this, Lacey’s body is equivalent to a 31 year old.
Her mind is definitely not the equivalent of 31, that’s for sure. She acts like an obnoxious pre teen. She’ll always be puppy to me though!
I'm not all that impressed. The graph does not take into account the size of the dog. Giant breeds age slowly as puppies, then age quickly. Ten years is old for a Great Dane. Very small dogs age quickly as puppies, then slow down. Age ten is not old for a healthy ten pound dog.