Generally speaking, dogs can live from 12 to 18 years. In a general sense, small to medium sized dogs are considered teenagers when they celebrate their first birthday, and when they are eight years old, they’re like 50-year-old humans, and when they’re 14-years-old, they’re like 70-year-old humans.
Medium to large sized dogs are like teenagers on their first birthday, and when they are 6-7 years old, they’re like 50-years-old humans, and when they are 9-10 years old, they are like 70-year-old humans.
Depending on your dog’s age, you should start talking to your veterinarian about:
Teeth – Adjust Diet When Necessary
Hips and Bones – Check For Issues Like Arthritis
Energy Levels – Adjust Exercise Plans
Older Eye Issues – Cataracts
Hearing Issues – Does your dog react slowly?
You should start talking to your veterinarian about these issues, and watch out for changes in eating and drinking habits for your dog!