Effective longevity treatments for pets

In seeking to extend the human lifespan, scientists use animal models. One of the best animal models for human longevity is man’s best friend, the dog.

This is good news for both humans and our pets since the longevity research benefits us both. It also means that our pets will benefit from longevity treatments before we will. There’s no question that dog owners, especially of breeds that suffer from the diseases of aging, would love the opportunity to expand the health of their companions. Indeed, American dog owners spend an average of more than $400 a year in vet visits.

Multiple startups and research labs and now working on advances to help our pets live longer, using novel drugs (such as those in development at Loyal) or even gene therapies (such as those being studied by Rejuvenate Bio).