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Features February 2020 Issue

Can Dogs Live Longer? Enter Your  Pet in a Study to Find Out

Dog Aging Project co-director Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, and his own three dogs: Dobby (left, age 8), Chloe (middle, age 14) and Betty (right). “We don’t know Betty’s age for sure because she is a rescue,” Dr. Kaeberlein says. “We adopted her about 3 years ago and think she is somewhere between 13 and 15.”

Can Dogs Live Longer? Enter Your Pet in a Study to Find Out

10,000+ dogs needed to help researchers learn how to lengthen dog's lives.

In the largest study to date on aging in dogs, researchers will follow tens of thousands of dogs for 10 years to gather critical information on whether canine life expectancy can be improved. They will also examine whether dogs’ overall quality of life can be maintained over a longer geriatric stretch. Which dogs will participate? Perhaps yours.

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