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What Is The Average Age Of Dogs?
- Jul 03, 2018 -

Cited from Dorothy P. Laflamme  ‘Nutrition for Aging Cats and Dogs and the Importance of Body Condition'



The average age of pet dogs and cats continues to increase such that between one third and one half of pet dogs and cats are 7 years of age or older . In the United States, there has been a nearly twofold increase in the percentage of pet cats older than 6 years of age (from 24% to 47%) over the past 10 years. Likewise, in Europe the number of dogs considered to be ‘‘senior’’ (>7 years of age) increased by approximately 50%, whereas the number of cats older than 7 years of age increased by over 100% between 1983 and 1995 .