NEW YORK - 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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