Wanted: 10,000 dogs for the largest-ever study on aging!
What a wonderful idea! Scientists are launching one of the largest studies ever on dog lifespans – and they need 10,000 Very Good Boys to complete it. Called the Dog Aging Project, the study will look at 10,000 dogs over the course of 10 years to learn more about how they age and how to improve their quality of life. If you’d like your pooch to be part of the study, it’s easy – just answer some questions at the project’s website and send in a saliva sample. Researchers are hoping to study dogs of all shapes and sizes from all 50 states. CNN wrote an article about it. Here’s some FAQ’s to help you decide if it’s right for your fur baby.
Nigel will be 13 in January and since they want 10 years of data, I don’t think it will work for us. Will you sign up your dog?
- Mel McKay