Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I did one on Happy. In real time, human years, he is about to turn 13 on March 14. Calculated, for "dog years", he is equal to 74 in human years. According to Dogage.com he is actually 54.8. Supposedly, that is 21.2 years younger than the average DogAge for Happy's breed, the Gordon Setter. It said that was very good and that I was a good caregiver. (Happy could have told you that!)
My Veterinarian informed us that Happy was as healthy as he could be for a dog his age. So I knew what kind of result I should get. It was right on. At the end, not only does it give you the Realage, but it lists the things that add to, or take away from, the years your dog should have, for his or her breed type. Apparently those chicken nuggets we've been eating are worse for me than him. He got the better score!
As usual, do not use this site for diagnosis, but yet as a means to see where your dog stands and what you can do to improve his or her chances of having a long and healthy life. Consult your own veterinarian before changing your pets diet or life style.