The age of the dog is primarily determined by the condition of the teeth and the amount of gray hair on the head. It is clear that in appearance it is quite difficult to uniquely determine the age. In the same way, knowing how old the dog is, we cannot unambiguously determine the age of the dog in terms of human years. But we can definitely orient ourselves to which age group, by human standards, to attribute it to.
How to recalculate a dog’s age on a human?
The most common calculation, although not entirely true, is based on the fact that one canine year is equal to seven human years. In the first year of his life, the puppy grows and develops unusually quickly. Already in the second year of life, the level of development and physical shape of the pet corresponds to a teenager. Also, the thinking processes of a one-year-old dog correspond to a high level. When an animal reaches two years of age, it can be compared to a person at the age of twenty. After that, each year the pet is equated to approximately 5 human years. It is with this speed that the dog’s body, brain and nervous system are aging. Continue reading
Surely, when you imagine an animal drinking milk, the first ones that come to mind are cats who happily lap it from their bowl. After all, they love this product so much that they can drink it almost indefinitely. But, if we recall the other four-legged pets, is it possible to say with certainty that dogs drink milk? Most dogs can drink cow or goat milk, but there are also dogs with lactose intolerance. At the same time, most dogs can still easily drink milk.
When can dogs drink milk?
No one doubts that puppies definitely drink mother’s milk. Milk contains sugar, also called lactose, which requires an enzyme called lactase to break down. As a rule, in the body of puppies this enzyme is present in a sufficiently large amount, therefore, splitting of mother’s milk during feeding does not cause problems. However, when taking mother’s milk with ease, puppies cannot tolerate cow or goat milk, which you might want to treat them to by finding it in your refrigerator. Continue reading