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Question by allen mcclinton
Submitted on 5/21/2004
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how do i tell the age of my dog

Answer by claude june
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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how can I tell the age of my dog he acts like a puppy but the vet said he's one yr


Answer by Dot
Submitted on 10/2/2004
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How do I tell the age of a dog?


Answer by deborah
Submitted on 3/13/2005
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how can i tell the age of my dog


Answer by colleen
Submitted on 3/14/2005
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how can i tell the age of my dog by the teeth.i need a picture of them by years.


Answer by robin
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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My dog was born in February 2005.  I believe she is 5 months.  Do you calculate it like human years?


Answer by Some Guy in FL
Submitted on 8/31/2006
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There is a PDF file at the link below that explains this. In short, its like this:

Examining teeth is one of the best ways to determine the approximate ageof a cat or dog.Look at the degree of growth to determine the ages of kit-tens and puppies,and look at the degree ofwear to determine the ages ofadult cats and dogs.The diagram and chart below can help.Be aware of two things that can throw off your estimate.First,an animal who hasreceived dental care will have better-looking teeth than an animal who has not re-ceived such treatment.Second,variations exist among animals,even two from thesame litter.Teeth are only a rough indicator of any animalís actual age.

<font size=3 face="Times"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Times">
<div style="position:absolute;top:900;left:96"><nobr><i><b>ESTIMATED <b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">AGE</b> CATíS TEETH</b></i></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:900;left:541"><nobr><i><b>DOGíS TEETH</b></i></nobr></div>
<font size=3 face="Times"><span style="font-size:11px;font-family:Times">
<div style="position:absolute;top:925;left:96"><nobr><b>2-4 weeks</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:925;left:222"><nobr><b>Deciduous (baby) incisors coming in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:925;left:541"><nobr><b>No noticeable tooth growth</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:949;left:96"><nobr><b>3-4 weeks</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:949;left:222"><nobr><b>Deciduous (baby) canines coming in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:949;left:541"><nobr><b>Deciduous (baby) canines coming in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:973;left:96"><nobr><b>4-6 weeks</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:973;left:222"><nobr><b>Deciduous (baby) premolars coming in on lower jaw</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:973;left:541"><nobr><b>Deciduous (baby) incisors and premolars coming in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:997;left:96"><nobr><b>8 weeks</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:997;left:222"><nobr><b>All deciduous (baby) teeth are in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:997;left:541"><nobr><b>All deciduous (baby) teeth are in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1021;left:96"><nobr><b>3</b></nobr></div>
<font size=2 face="Times"><span style="font-size:4px;font-family:Times">
<div style="position:absolute;top:1022;left:103"><nobr><b>1</b></nobr></div>
<font size=3 face="Times"><span style="font-size:11px;font-family:Times">
<div style="position:absolute;top:1021;left:106"><nobr><b>⁄</b></nobr></div>
<font size=2 face="Times"><span style="font-size:4px;font-family:Times">
<div style="position:absolute;top:1027;left:110"><nobr><b>2</b></nobr></div>
<font size=3 face="Times"><span style="font-size:11px;font-family:Times">
<div style="position:absolute;top:1021;left:115"><nobr><b>- 4 months</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1021;left:222"><nobr><b>Permanent incisors coming in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1021;left:541"><nobr><b>No noticeable permanent tooth growth</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1045;left:96"><nobr><b>4-5 months</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1045;left:222"><nobr><b>Permanent canines,premolars,and molars</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1045;left:541"><nobr><b>Permanent incisors coming in;some growth  </b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1059;left:222"><nobr><b>coming in</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1059;left:541"><nobr><b>of premolars and molars</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1083;left:96"><nobr><b>5-7 months</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1083;left:222"><nobr><b>All permanent teeth in by 6 months</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1083;left:541"><nobr><b>Permanent canines,premolars,and molars </b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1096;left:541"><nobr><b>coming in;all teeth in by 7 months</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1120;left:96"><nobr><b>1 year</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1120;left:222"><nobr><b>Teeth white and clean</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1120;left:541"><nobr><b>Teeth white and clean</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1144;left:96"><nobr><b>1-2 years</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1144;left:222"><nobr><b>Teeth may appear dull with some tartar build-up</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1144;left:541"><nobr><b>Teeth may appear dull with some tartar </b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1158;left:222"><nobr><b>(yellowing) on back teeth</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1158;left:541"><nobr><b>build-up (yellowing) on back teeth </b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1182;left:96"><nobr><b>3-5 years</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1182;left:222"><nobr><b>Teeth show more tartar build-up (on all teeth) </b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1182;left:541"><nobr><b>Teeth show more tartar build-up (on all teeth)</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1195;left:222"><nobr><b>and some tooth wear</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1195;left:541"><nobr><b>and some tooth wear</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1219;left:96"><nobr><b>5-10 years</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1219;left:222"><nobr><b>Teeth show increased wear and disease;pigment </b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1219;left:541"><nobr><b>Teeth show increased wear and disease</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1233;left:222"><nobr><b>visible on gums</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1257;left:96"><nobr><b>10-15 years</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1257;left:222"><nobr><b>Teeth are worn and show heavy tartar build-up;</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1257;left:541"><nobr><b>Teeth are worn and show heavy tartar</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1270;left:222"><nobr><b>some teeth may be missing</b></nobr></div>
<div style="position:absolute;top:1270;left:541"><nobr><b>build-up;some teeth may be missing</b></nobr></div>



Answer by aj
Submitted on 10/12/2006
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how can I tell the age of my dog? I adopted him in Jan. 2006 and I could not get an answer from the adoption agency because he was a stray and the vet is just guessing. Any suggestions???


Answer by tla
Submitted on 11/15/2006
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Ask your vet, they've seen a lot of teeth with known aged dogs, so they can give a pretty good estimate from dental condition.


Answer by oddball
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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take it to the vet, they can tell the age buy looking at the teeth color


Answer by Topdog
Submitted on 5/17/2007
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You can determine his age by looking at his nut sack, if it hangs to low he is old already, if not his still young.


Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 5/20/2007
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Your dog will probably act like a pup until about 2! 2 years old is the age they say that your dog MAY be trustworthy enough to not have to be in a kennel when your away! But up until 2 they will chew on stuff and what not!


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