Fact Or Fiction: one dog year equals seven human years

Dr. Jerry Klein is Chief Veterinary Officer of the American Kennel Club, and has nearly 40 years of experience in the veterinary field.

Fox 5 went to Dr. Klein to answer some common myths about dogs, and here’s what he told us:

Fact or Fiction: One Dog Year Equals Seven Human Years

Answer: FICTION! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the first year of a medium-sized dog's life is equal to 15 human years.  Year two for a dog equals about nine years for a human.  After that, each human year would be approximately five years for a dog

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