An additional myth to the ones listed in this article is to calculate a dog’s age by multiplying human years times seven. Recent research and media have reported this method as outdated. By the time your dog is one year old she’s already a teenager, and extra years get added as the dog gets older. Check out Pets Adviser's chart here for exact conversions (cat years included too).
Here are some of the most common dog health myths:
1. Dogs should have a litter before they are spayed.
This is not true. Dogs that have a litter before they are spayed are not better for it in any way. In fact, spayed dogs are at lower risk for breast cancer and uterine infections.