RESEARCHERS FIGURE OUT JUST HOW LONG A “DOG YEAR” IS

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For generations, we’ve believed that multiplying a dog’s age by 7 helps us figure out how old he or she is in human years. Well, some researchers at the University of California San Diego really tried to figure things out -- and discovered that it’s not that simple.

They put a graph together that explained that dogs get really mature, really fast. By the time they’re at age 2, they’re already, like, 40 years old. Then, things level off. When they’re age 4, they’re 55 years old. And, they keep rolling year after year as if they’re senior citizens.