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Dear Dogster Member, March 16, 2010
Calculating Your Dog's Age
Illustration from The Dog Owner's Manual,
published by Quirk Books
Calculating Your Dog's Age

A popular misconception is that dogs age seven years for each calendar year. But in reality, canine aging is much more rapid during the first two years of a dog's life. After the first two years the ratio settles down to 5 to 1 for small and medium breeds and 6 to 1 for large breeds.

See how old your dog is with this
handy chart ››


Sweep It All.

Swiffer Sweeper VacThe new Swiffer SweeperVac cleans messes big and small in one powerful step. It gets dog food with its vacuum and pet hair with its dry cloth.
Save $5 now! ››

Study Suggests Unspayed Dogs May Live Longer

Study Suggests Unspayed Dogs May Live LongerThere is no doubt that spaying is good for dogs as a species. But is it good for your dog's body? Dogster vet Dr. Barchas discusses a new study with some surprising suggestions ››

Growing Up Guide Pup

Growing Up Guide PupWe've been tracking the progress of Ricki, an adorable Golden Retriever mix, as she learns how to be a guide dog. Watch the video series on our For the Love of Dog blog ››

Are You a Breed Expert?

Are You a Breed Expert?How well do you know your dog breeds? Test your doggie smarts by correctly selecting the pictured breed in our Dog Breed Photo Game.Play now to win some zealies! ››


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