The project engages the general public to register their dogs in the studies, and therefore the project is an example of citizen science..... A small subset of those dogs (approximately 500) will be enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the pharmaceutical rapamycin, which has shown signs of extending longevity in species such as mice.
- Can We Increase the Lifespan of dogs? Studies in progress! Part 1
- Part 2 Dog Longevity: How old was the oldest dog?
- The companion dog as a model for human aging and mortality
- A randomized controlled trial to establish effects of short-term rapamycin treatment in 24 middle-aged companion dogs
- The Dog Aging Project: Translational Geroscience in Companion Animals