How Old Your Pet Is In Human Years

The general rule of thumb for calculating a pet’s age in “human years” has always been to simply multiply by 7. Unfortunately, this approach doesn’t quite paint the full picture of how pets age.

Actually, a dog’s aging process is accelerated during the first few years of life and then slows down after that. After one year, a dog is actually considered to be 15 in human years. Additionally, the specific breed of dog plays a factor in lifespan. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than medium-size dogs, who in turn live longer than large dogs.

“Although smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, they may mature more quickly in the first few years of life,” says the Lawrence Vet Hospital in Lawrence, Kan. “A large dog may mature more slowly at first but already be considered elderly at age 5. Small and toy breeds don’t become ‘seniors’ until around age 10. Medium-size breeds are somewhere in the middle in terms of maturation and lifespan.”

This Pet Health Network chart, courtesy of Fred L. Metzger, DVM, DABVP, offers a handy guide.>dogs

What about our feline friends? Like dogs, cats mature more quickly during the first couple of years and reach adulthood relatively soon, but then age at a slower rate as time goes on.

The International Cat Care group provides an excellent feline version of an age chart. A year-old kitty is the equivalent of 15, just as with dogs.

By its second birthday, a cat has matured to about the same point as a human in his or her mid-20s. But from then on, you can add four “cat” years for each subsequent human year.

On average, Siamese and Manx breeds are said to live the longest, according to Purina. Some rare felines live past the age of 30 — which is pushing 150 in human years.

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What Happens In An Internet Minute In 2021

In our everyday lives, not much may happen in a minute.

However, as Visual Capitalist Aran Ali details below, when measuring the depth of internet activity occurring all at once, it can be extraordinary.

Today, around five billion internet users exist across the globe. This annual infographic from Domo captures just how much activity is going on in any given minute, and the amount of data being generated by users.

As you will see, there is clearly a lot.

The COVID-19 Outbreak & Cover-Up Infographic – Updated

Infographic: COVID-19 Outbreak & Cover-up

It was here that Shi Zheng-li of the Wuhan Institute of Virology found the closest known relative to COVID-19. This virus, along with thousands of other virus samples, would be brought back to several labs in Wuhan.

The Chinese labs were partially funded by Western organizations including Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance.

When the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, efforts to promote it as a theory of a natural origin while dispelling any discussion of a potential lab leak were spearheaded by Fauci and involved a number of leading Western scientists.

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