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I don't have enough to think about obviously..but here's my question anyway...Dakota was born on 11/30/06, going by weeks he will be 17 weeks tomorrow, but going by months he'd be 4 months on the 30th? Which way is more accurate, monthly or weekly? Just curious how you all figure this out.
BTW..I've been doing weeks..but.. Jackie ;)
 

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JackieN said:
I don't have enough to think about obviously..but here's my question anyway...Dakota was born on 11/30/06, going by weeks he will be 17 weeks tomorrow, but going by months he'd be 4 months on the 30th? Which way is more accurate, monthly or weekly? Just curious how you all figure this out.
BTW..I've been doing weeks..but.. Jackie ;)
Does it matter? Just go by months and save your self a headache.
 

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No..I don't think it really matters..it was just..something I was wondering about, since you always hear puppies ages stated in weeks! Just one of those..hmmmmmmm..which one is more accurate..I guess!
Jackie


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JackieN said:
I don't have enough to think about obviously..but here's my question anyway...Dakota was born on 11/30/06, going by weeks he will be 17 weeks tomorrow, but going by months he'd be 4 months on the 30th? Which way is more accurate, monthly or weekly? Just curious how you all figure this out.
BTW..I've been doing weeks..but.. Jackie ;)
Does it matter? Just go by months and save your self a headache.
 
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More accurate would be weeks, or days, or hours if you wish. Whats more accurate saying the baby is 1 year old or saying its 14 months?
 

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When I plotted Puff's weight X her age through her first year, I used days.

Since some months can be 28, 29, 30, or 31 days long, they're obviously too crude (too variable) a measure of age for that purpose.

It really all depends on what the purpose is.

If, like me, you're making a graph to keep a record, you'll need equal intervals along the horizontal X-axis (age) -- [as well as the Y (weight/pounds)].

But when someone asks you how old your Lab is, IF you tell them "167 days" that wouldn't help much for many people. Saying "5 months" or "5½ months" is a response that most people would quickly understand.

It just all depends on the purpose.

If a medicine needs to be given 2X/day for 21 days, you use days.

If you're going to feed a Large Breed Puppy food for the first year of life, you can use years (or 12 months) and if you're a few days, or even weeks, one side or the other of 365 days, it really makes no difference.
 

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I always said "months" until they were 18 months old, and then went by years. For example, all my dogs are a bit older than 2, 4, 5 and 6 years but it is easier for me to say that then "46 months" or whatever.
 

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Hi Trickster..thanks for explaining your thoughts on it. It wasn't so much important..as a curiousity..since weekly and monthly his birthday is different..if you go by weeks..than at 8 weeks everyone says he's 2 months..but if you go by month birth date..30th..then tomorrow he will be 4 months old as opposed to two weeks ago when he was 16 weeks old..got that?? LOL I'm sooooooo confused..LOLOL!
Jackie ;D

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I always said "months" until they were 18 months old, and then went by years. For example, all my dogs are a bit older than 2, 4, 5 and 6 years but it is easier for me to say that then "46 months" or whatever.
 

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Thanks Bob Pr., I replied to Trickster about why I was curious about this..thanks for your reply too!
Jackie :)

Bob Pr. said:
When I plotted Puff's weight X her age through her first year, I used days.

Since some months can be 28, 29, 30, or 31 days long, they're obviously too crude (too variable) a measure of age for that purpose.

It really all depends on what the purpose is.

If, like me, you're making a graph to keep a record, you'll need equal intervals along the horizontal X-axis (age) -- [as well as the Y (weight/pounds)].

But when someone asks you how old your Lab is, IF you tell them "167 days" that wouldn't help much for many people. Saying "5 months" or "5½ months" is a response that most people would quickly understand.

It just all depends on the purpose.

If a medicine needs to be given 2X/day for 21 days, you use days.

If you're going to feed a Large Breed Puppy food for the first year of life, you can use years (or 12 months) and if you're a few days, or even weeks, one side or the other of 365 days, it really makes no difference.
 
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