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Puppy's age - weeks vs months

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I know there was a thread about this a couple of months ago, but I can't find it, so all help would be useful:)

My puppy was born on June 4. That would mean he'd be one month old on July 4th, right? But if you count weeks, he turns 4 weeks old tomorrow. So I'm confused about how people count their puppy's ages.

Is there a certain point where, when asked how old your dog is, you say in terms of months? [ex. after he turns one year old, he's "one year, one month" instead of 56 weeks?]
I know there was a thread about this a couple of months ago, but I can't find it, so all help would be useful:)

My puppy was born on June 4. That would mean he'd be one month old on July 4th, right? But if you count weeks, he turns 4 weeks old tomorrow. So I'm confused about how people count their puppy's ages.

Is there a certain point where, when asked how old your dog is, you say in terms of months? [ex. after he turns one year old, he's "one year, one month" instead of 56 weeks?]
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Then would is be safer to say that weeks are more "accurate" in terms of age, since month lengths can be iffy? It's just like when moms say their babies are "18 months" instead of 1.5 years. I'd imagine everyone would get incredibly annoyed if every dog's age was referred to in weeks..
Its not that months are inaccurate, but it is inaccurate to assume that 4 weeks equates to one month as this is not always the case. The reason why I refer to weeks in the early stages is because important developmental milestones and vaccine schedules are determined by weeks. However, I would say that after 24 weeks this is no longer the case, and milestones are mores reflected in months. Therefore, after 5 months it begins to make more sense to refer to your puppies age in months/years. I really don't care if someone doesn't like me referring to my pup as 20 weeks. Chances are if they have to ask, their age doesn't really matter to them and they can go use a calculator later if they really need help figuring it out.
 
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