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How Old Is Your Dog Really In Human Years?

DORTMUND, GERMANY – APRIL 05: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) A black Labrador retriever is seen on April 05, … [+] 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Most dog lovers have heard the old adage that one human year is equal to seven years for our canine friends.
Scientists at UC San Diego say they have debunked that myth — and created a better model for people to properly age their pups. Their study is published today in Cell Systems.
The project started in 2014 when then-graduate student Tina Wang adopted a dog. She didn’t know how old her rescue pet was and wasn’t sure how to respond when people at the dog park asked her about her dog’s age. 
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