Home > Lifestyle > How to have healthy pets > Caring for your dog 12 January 2020 A better way to work out your dog's age One dog year is equal to seven human years, right? Researchers say there may be a better way to calculate your dog's age. 0 Related Owning a dog may lower risk of early death WATCH: Women may sleep better with a dog WATCH: Her dog helped her walk again after she became paralysed – 9 years later she returned the favour Subscribe to receive health tips daily » Like Health24 on Facebook » Ask CyberVet » Leopard filmed licking a baby impala Mutts entered into the US 2015 World's Ugliest Dog Dog lovers likely know the old adage that one dog year is equal to seven human years. Researchers from UCSD have shown that this measurement is a bit arbitrary.Image credit: Michelle McEwen, Unsplash NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: How to have healthy petsCaring for your dog advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.