Animal Years

Dogs age seven dog years for every human year. Humans, Urban Legend/Hollywood-myth-wise, get itchy after 7. Twinkies have…well, we’re not really sure. But: how many cat years hath a cat, in the human v. feline equation?

  1. The seven year thing is nonsense; dogs AND cats have entirely different maturation and aging cycles from humans.

  2. The oldest cats live to their late 20s, IIRC.

Cecil Adams on Is it true one “dog year” equal seven “human years”?

Nametag: I know about the different maturation times betw. cats and dogs. And maybe the 7 dog years for every human is nonsense, but I was wondering if there is, however non-sensical it maybe, a number of cat years per human years.

Snopes (Urban legends) has a listing for both dogs and cats, at http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/dogyears.htm

Snopes (Urban legends) has a listing for both dogs and cats, at http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/dogyears.htm